Remember the commercial a few years ago that suggested performing car maintenance now would save on costly repairs later. Well a house is much like a car in that regard.
It looks like spring has finally arrived. This would be a good time to take a minute and walk around the exterior of your home and check for any damage during the winter such as missing shingles or siding.
The exterior is more susceptible to damage during the freezing weather months when these items are cold and brittle. If not repaired in a timely manner, this could cause interior damage from water leaking into the home and end up costing more in the end.