There are maintenance and replacement projects that can chew in to savings dollars. Repair and replacement timing always seem to barge in as un-invited guests or surprises. You can care for mechanical systems with regular maintenance and cleaning for optimal operation. Then it’s a bit easier to target them for replacement in 5+- year brackets. Roof replacement is considered maintenance and is sometimes overlooked in the timeline of ownership. Without good roof cover and associated ventilation, air flow, flashing, we see consistent problems with mold, ice dams, moisture, compromised insulation, pre-mature shingle wear and water damage from minor to advanced.