It feels good to close on your first home. But once you’ve got everything moved in, you become a homeowner and that means lots of homeowner responsibilities and sometimes spending money on those responsibilities. From the moment you move in—actually from the home inspection—you should consider how to maintain your home in order to avoid [...]
Did you know that in 2013, winter storms were the third-largest cause of catastrophe losses, causing $1.9 billion in insured losses? According to reports from Munich Re, from 1993 to 2012, winter storms resulted in about $28 billion (in 2012 dollars) in insured catastrophe losses, or more than $1 billion a year on average, according [...]
After a grueling winter, it’s important to prepare your home for spring. These 10 home maintenance tips will help you repair any cold weather damage, since snow and ice can wreak havoc on your home’s infrastructure. Begin prepping your home for spring as soon as the snow melts “Spring is an ideal time to inspect [...]
As fall ushers out summer, this month marks a good time to prepare your home for the chilly air, falling leaves and impending winter months. Summer is too much fun to do home maintenance, and winter’s ice and snow bring too much hassle, but I don’t mind working inside or outside during fall’s crisp days [...]
Winterizing your home checklist from the Better Business Bureau. The Better Business Bureau released their checklist for winterizing your home. Save money in the winter with the Better Business Bureau winterizing your home checklist. Combat high heat costs by winterizing your home. The BBB winterizing your home checklist includes changes to your windows, doors and floors like caulking and weather stripping.
It’s late spring, which means much of the country is experiencing everything from very wet weather to tornadoes. If you own your home, it’s time to make sure it’s weather-worthy. Here are five things you should do every spring to avoid spring home maintenance headaches. Inspect for unwanted house guests. As the weather changes with [...]