My dad and mom are always keen about their house and make sure to keep up with maintenance.
If something needs replacing, they ensure to have it done before it’s too late.
This is a habit that they instilled in all of us and how to also maintain our homes. I remember when we were kids, dad used to have a calendar in the kitchen where he would mark important dates. Be it a roof inspection or HVAC maintenance, all that went on the calendar. He always said that he saw his parents suffer because of doing things much later and he didn’t want to go through the same. So, he would mow the lawn on time, have the cars serviced, and even contact the HVAC business early during spring and fall. That’s why they always seemed to have HVAC systems and vehicles that would last a long time without needing a replacement. Dad was also very particular with matters like roofing maintenance. Every year, he’d contact the roofing company and have them send roofers to the house. The plan was to do an inspection, plus roofing maintenance to ensure all was okay. They had bought the house and done roofing replacement, and the next time they did the same was 30 years later. This time we were all adults, and decided to chip in to help them to pay for the new roof. Roofing replacement isn’t cheap, but it’s something you must do. They had been doing frequent roofing repair and the experts finally advised them to opt for roofing replacement. A brand new roof not only makes the house look better but also improves its value.