Moving into a new home is a very exciting time. As you get settled into your new home, it’s important to take note of anything that might need attention, minor repairs can keep small problems from turning into large, costly ones. Here are three important areas to check:
Inspect crawl spaces, attics and under foundations Look for foundation cracks, water seepage, warped roof trusses and signs of vermin. These are problems that, if ignored, could become expensive repairs in the future.
Inspect your siding. Is it wood, vinyl or both? Look for signs of wood rot, water damage and pests. A home with wood siding usually needs to be painted every 3-7 years to keep the siding in good condition and protected from the elements.
Check your windows, they can have the largest affect on how your home maintains temperature. Some older homes suffer from lack of modern insulated glass. Know the R-value of your glass, a number used to determine its thermal efficiency. Check for air leaks around the window. The simplest way to do this is with a candle. Hold a lit candle up around the window frame and watch the flame as you go around the window. If it flickers you know you have and air leak. Often times you can simply caulk around the area and seal it up. Replacing windows is an easy way to save money on your energy bill and improve the look of your home.
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