Three things to check regularly on your house


If you're a homeowner, there are a few things you should definitely know about maintaining your house. 

For example, when is the last time you checked your roof? 

It's easy to let things slide or forget when life gets busy, but here are three things you should check today to make sure you don't have any major problems. 

1: The roof

The roof of your house is obviously very important. 

Definitely check out your roof at least once a year, along with any time you suspect a problem. 

One roofing company said, "When looking at a roof yourself, keep an eye out for uneven surfaces in the decking and cracked caulking. Are any of the shingles curling, buckling or blistering? Are there even some missing shingles."

Additionally, watch out for any odd colored areas or moss. 

2. Windows

Do your windows need some help? 

First, look for obvious damage on the inside and the outside of your windows. Then, take a look at your energy bill. 

Forbes said, "Drafty windows can cause your energy bills to be about 10% to 25% higher, according to Energy.gov. Replacing your windows with energy-efficient ones can reduce your heating and cooling bills."

3. Pests

Does your house have any unwelcome visitors? 

Mice and other mammals are sometimes the easiest pets to spot because they leave droppings. Some bugs can be harder to notice. 

Vents said, "Check the wood of your house for damage, such as rot; plug any gaps with a foam filler. Speak to a professional as soon as possible if you’re worried they’re already present."

Keep up with all three of these things to ensure that your house lasts a long time. 

 


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