Monday Oct 02, 2023

Home maintenance strategies to avoid costly repairs

By Michael Gruber, President, Building Industry Association of Stark & East Central Ohio


One of the keys to keeping your home comfortable and operating smoothly is regular home maintenance.

Homeowners who neglect regular home maintenance are at risk for incurring large and unexpected expenses. In addition to an unwanted expense, a home in disrepair can decrease your home’s value and make it harder to sell.

Experts strongly recommend regularly inspecting and cleaning your home. I checked with some of our members to find out what should be done. Our members said to help save time and money, consider tackling the following easy fall maintenance projects to keep your home well running both inside and out.

Monitor your roof for damage

Ensuring your roof is in good shape requires a simple visual inspection.

Steve Lapp of Trademark Exteriors says, “If shingles are cracked or missing, it is a sign your roof needs to be repaired. Another sign is water leaking through a chimney or skylight. Mold, insects, mildew or electrical problems are common problems associated with roof leaks and, if left unattended, can lead to a costly repair. If you’re not sure if your roof needs a major or minor repair, consider contacting a professional roofer for an assessment.”

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