Your home is your greatest investment and probably your greatest possession, so why leave problems on the back burner when you notice them?
While busy schedules or financial burdens are seemingly good reasons to put off home improvements, doing so may actually cost you more in the long run.
We want to point out some of the red flags that you should always address as soon as possible. Taking care of these issues right away can save you BIG in the future.
1. Roofing Problems
Your roof is essential to your home, and we’ve talked about easy ways to maintain it.
Refresh yourself with these tips to keep your roof in working order. Leaking, loose shingles, or any discoloration means it’s time to call in a pro and take care of the minor issue before it becomes a major one.
2. Discolored Ceiling Stains
This is an indicator of moisture coming into your home, either from the roof or pipes in your bathroom.
Take some time to find the source of the leak and save yourself thousands in water damage or even worse, the loss of personal belongings.
3. Crumbly, Wood Windows
This is a sign of rot and could lead to a much larger issue. If your windows are peeling or crumbling, address them ASAP!
4. Electrical Issues
Flickering lights may be a sign of improper or old wiring. This issue needs to be examined by a licensed professional early on. Any electrical issue within the home can be dangerous for everyone inside.
5. Leaky Faucets or Toilets
Monitor your water bill each month, if your bill skyrockets, but you haven’t increased usage call a plumber. A hidden leak may be plaguing your home!
6. Replacing a Deck
Failing to stay on top of routine cleanup and maintenance can really do a number on your deck.
The cost of maintaining a deck is less than $100 a year while replacing it from the ground up can run upwards of $8,000. Keep it clean from debris, reapply sealant, and do an annual inspection for rot to keep your deck healthy.
Many people don’t think about the necessity of maintaining their driveway but think about how much it’s exposed to.
Your driveway handles the constant weight of heavy vehicles and is fully exposed to harsh conditions (extreme heat, ice, etc.).
Asphalt driveways are prone to crumbling if not protected so be vigilant with your application of driveway sealer.
8. Clogged Gutters
Neglecting your regular gutter maintenance can lead to problems with mold, cracks in flooring, or even erosion.
Spending a little time on your Saturdays cleaning out the gutters will help safeguard your home against bigger problems in the future.
Most of these home improvement issues are easily avoidable with a little regular upkeep, but if left unattended they can spiral into something ugly really quickly.
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Don’t hesitate to call a professional, like us, if you have any concerns with your home today!