Let’s face it, for most people their most valuable asset is their home. That is why it is so important to keep it in good repair. Summer is a good time to inspect your home and complete annual chores around the outside of the house. Your annual budget should include a monthly amount put aside in a savings account to cover home maintenance costs. If you have not been doing this, now is the time to start as such projects can be expensive and should be planned for.
Start by taking a walk around the outside with a clip board, paper and pencil. Make notes as you go of things that need attention. Check the following things:
Your local hardware store should have solutions for all of the above problems and can give advice on how to resolve them. If you can do it yourself, you will save money and it is rewarding to complete these tasks and know that you are preserving or increasing the value of your most important asset.