Your home is the most expensive purchase you will make so why not make sure the structure is safe for your family to live in. As homes age they require maintenance to keep performing like a new home. Lack of maintenance, poor design, or bad construction can create serious problems down the road that can be expensive to fix. The good news is the earlier you find the problem, the easier it is to fix, and the more money you will save in the long run. Don't wait for the problem to get worse before hiring an engineer. Peace of mind is worth it.