The cost of owning a home includes much more than a mortgage, which is why it is so important to protect your home against seasonal weather threats. And don’t we know it, after those awful storms and power outages!
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, so it’s usually less expensive to invest in preventive measures and costlier to fix something after the fact. We learned that the hard way! Read on…
Here a few tried-and-true ways according to USAA to protect your home during seasonal transitions:
Winter to Spring
As temperatures warm and greenery returns to the landscape, homes and buildings begin to thaw out. Look for damage caused by ice and snow that might make spring showers unpleasant:
- Inspect your roof for holes.
- Clean your gutters to prevent water leakage or damage.
- Wash and patch screens.
- Fill and repair cracks in your driveway or sidewalk.
- Touch up any cracked or peeling paint.
- Trim trees (especially branches that might fall in a storm).
Let’s hope for a lovely Spring!