Your house is a money pit, you know it, I know it and there is no way to get around the fact. So what do you do, when you discover that your largest single investment requires you to constantly tend to it with your time and money.
A quote from my childhood, “a stitch in time saves nine” referees to mending your garments -while a small repair takes a few minutes, if you let it go the repairs will be much more extensive- cost increases. Now what do you do, do you look for the least expensive solution? A little paint, some caulk and a prayer?