Summer Home Maintenance

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With the first day of summer, June 20, just around the corner, it's a good time to start planning your summer home maintenance. This is the best time to make sure your home's exterior is in good shape. 

  1. Siding needs to be cleaned yearly. A power washer will work for most types, but thinner vinyl will require a garden hose with an attachment and cleaning solution. Wood siding may need to be re-stained or painted. Check for any damaged siding and replace where needed. 
  2. Stucco should be checked for any cracks or exposed areas where moisture can get inside. These can be sealed with stucco patches. 
  3. Check your roof for any damage and check the warranty to see when you will need to replace the shingles or tiles. Also get your insulation checked.
  4. Schedule to have your air conditioner inspected and replace filters.
  5. Check for cracks in the foundation on the exterior and interior.
  6. Fix cracks in the driveway or consider re-surfacing it.
  7. Check outdoor spigots for leaks.
  8. Inspect your garage's exterior and interior for any damage.