The worst part about paying a large repair bill is that you could have prevented it. A little investment can go a long way, especially in terms of home repair. That’s why Fred is here to help you out, with the top 5 home repairs you need to start now.
Insulation gives you better control over the temperature in your home, whether you are looking to keep hot air in and cold air out, or vice versa. It will help keep your energy costs down, while also adding a noise buffer against neighborhood noises.
Your roof is your shelter; it’s what keeps the rain off your head and the sun off the back of your neck. It should come as no surprise then, that your roof takes a lot of damage throughout the year. From summer rains to winter snows, your roof is under constant strain.
To keep up with the forces of nature, your roof needs to be properly maintained. A contracted professional can inspect your roof for damages, identifying areas that could allow leaks in the future, and should be addressed. This is something that should be done at least once a year to prevent any expensive issues down the line.
Have you ever heard of an energy audit? Well you have now. An energy audit is where a contracted professional looks at the electrical usage in your home, to determine the cause of high energy costs. It’s a useful assessment that provides insight into electrical problems that you would never have otherwise noticed; problems that are unnecessarily raising your utility cost.
You can’t fix a problem unless you know where it is, and when it comes to electrical wiring, fixing an issue will not only save you money, but also prevent a possible safety hazard.
Depending on how old your home is, your windows may be ripe for an upgrade. Windows need to be secure, properly sealed and heat repellent. This will help to keep utility costs down, increase overall comfort, and improve the security of your home. If you recently replaced your windows, just make sure to check the caulk a few times a year to ensure that the sealing is still good.
Leaks are the worst; and for those of us living in areas that have freezing temperatures, they are common. A leak that is not taken care of can cause immense damage, which can be an absolute nightmare to fix. You should inspect your house at least twice a year looking for leaks, particularly after the winter. A constant awareness of your plumbing’s condition is a small price to pay in preventing water damage.
Overall, all 5 of these home repairs will help save you money, and keep potential issues from becoming major problems in the future. While some of these issues can be taken care of on your own, it is best to get a professional’s opinion involved in most scenarios. If you are interested in any of these home repairs, you can always Schedule Fred for a free consultation.