Home Repairs That Cost More Later

While most homeowners have a special fund for emergency repairs, few take the time to consider repairs that will save money in the long run. Some issues can be addressed at any point in time, but others will inevitably become more inexpensive the longer that repairs are delayed. 

Here are some repairs you’ll want to address as soon as possible:


When it comes to your roof and gutter, preemptive maintenance is quite cost-effective. Cleaning a gutter costs about $250, but repairs, when the gutter is clogged, can cost so much more. In that same vein, installing a new roof can drain thousands of dollars.


Certain pests, like termites, can do severe damage to your home. Hire a pest company to take preventive measures and then have them check your home regularly.


Both your heating and air conditioning units need care. You should have a contractor clean them about twice a year, which should cost under $500 each time. It’s important to take preemptive measures, not only because repairs and replacements are exceedingly costly but because heating and cooling affect your comfort.

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