The list sits prominently on your fridge. “TO DO: 7 Home Improvement Projects”
We all have a list of things we want to do to make our homes look and work the way we want. After months of procrastination, you’re finally going to tackle the list…woohoo! Then, while walking the dog you notice paint chipping above your bedroom window. Hmm, never noticed that before.
A leak in the gutter creates a pool on your front steps every rainstorm…and that constant drip-drip-drip from the bathroom is keeping you awake.
Your list just grew to 10. You may not have the time or funds to do them all. So where do you start?
Let us help you prioritize. First, it’s important to know which tasks are nice-to-have cosmetic changes and which problems are either a safety concern or can cause further damage to your house. From an insurance perspective you want to tackle those items that pose a risk to you and your guests, while avoiding damage to your house. With a little planning, a quick run to the hardware store and some elbow grease, you should be able to check these five off the list. They could save you in the long run.
As always be safe, follow directions and if you doubt your ability to complete the job be sure to hire a professional. Checking items off the To Do list can be more than satisfying – it may keep you, your guests and your property in tact.