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If you’re a homeowner, then of course you want to do everything you can to maintain your home so as to preserve its value and keep it in good shape for many years to come. According to GRC Mechanical having preventative maintenance done gradually on your home over time can save you a great deal of money in the long run.

Here are some of the top 15 home maintenance tips you can have done (or do yourself) relatively inexpensively to keep your home in better shape.

15. Perform Roof Repairs

Out of sight, out of mind…right? Actually, this shouldn’t ever be the case with your roof. Even though you may not have easy access to your roof, you should still take the time to have it inspected for damage at least once a year. Otherwise, your roof may not last as long as it was originally built to.

According to Roofing Maintenance, around 35% of roofs do not reach their full life expectancies as a result of poor maintenance. As a result, homeowners end up having to spend thousands of dollars replacing the roof years or even decades sooner than they would have had to if they had just kept up with regular roof maintenance.

By having a roof inspection done by a professional roofing company, you can make small maintenance repairs over time, such as replacing shingles that have been blown off or damaged. These small expenses can keep your roof like new for longer, helping to prevent leaks and better insulate the home.

In this sense, homeowners can benefit from regular roof inspections and preventative maintenance in a number of ways: by saving money on larger roof repairs and replacement down the road, and by saving on heating and cooling costs. After all, a roof that has all of its shingles and is in good shape will help keep cool air from escaping the home in the summer and keep warm air trapped in during the winter.

According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost of a roof inspection ranges between around $300 and $450–a small price to pay for additional peace of mind in knowing that you’ve got a solid roof over your head. Furthermore, some roofing companies even offer free inspections at certain times throughout the year, so this may be something worth looking into if you want to save money.

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