Owning a home comes with many expenses beyond your monthly mortgage payment. Some of them are relatively small, but others are more substantial. If you’ve just bought a home, or if you’ve been in the same home for a while, it’s worth it to take a quick look over your major maintenance expenses and make sure that you’ve saved up for them appropriately.
Roofs need regular repair and maintenance, but they should also be completely replaced every 20-25 years, depending on weather, climate, location and the type of roof you have. When you go to clean your gutters, look at your roof to see if there are any obvious signs of damage. After heavy snow or rainfall, check inside for leaks, and if necessary call for roof repair Sacramento or your area.
Windows and Doors
Windows and doors obviously need regular cleaning and occasional repair to stay looking nice. However, don’t forget that windows and doors are the main point of entry not just for people, fresh air and light but also heating and air conditioning. A drafty front door can mean a long heating bill.
Speaking of heating, keep an eye on your HVAC system. How long ago was it installed and when is it likely to need replacing? The last thing you want is to be stuck with a broken HVAC system in the middle of a heat wave, or worse, a blizzard.
In addition to these big three, your home may have unique large expenses. Tree maintenance and removal, for example, can be quite pricy, but not everyone has trees. Pretty much every home has a roof, an HVAC system, windows and doors. It wouldn’t be much of a home without those three things, but they do come at a cost. Make sure you’ve planned for expenses and repairs before they become unavoidable.