9 Home Repairs You Shouldn't Put Off
Trying to figure out where to direct your limited home repair dollars? These are the repairs that you shouldn't put off:
Fresh paint makes your house look nice, but it serves a more important purpose: keeping your house dry and rot-free. If the paint on your home is peeling off, it's time to go after it with a scraper and a paint can.
Note: If your home was built before 1978, you need to have your home tested for lead, before you do any scraping.
Clogged gutters, downspouts that don't direct away from the house, improper grading — there are lots of things that can lead to drainage problems around your house, and all of them put your home's foundation at risk and invite water indoors. Now (not later) is the time to tackle those rainwater woes.