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Summer Maintenance Checklist for Your Home

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Summer is here, and it's a great time to focus on making your home a better place to live. Let's face it: we actually have the time to tackle a few outdoor projects, so take advantage of the warm weather and complete these outdoor tasks to keep your home in tip-top shape throughout the summer and beyond. Read on for our summer home maintenance checklist to keep track of your to-dos as you go.


Roofs protect your space from elements of nature, so it's important to care for them correctly. Roof replacements are one of the most expensive home repairs, but general roof maintenance can extend the lifespan of your entire home and save you from costly repairs down the road.  

  • Scan your property for fallen shingles
  • Inside your home, look for dark stains on your walls or ceilings 
  • If you can safely access your roof, inspect it for water damage, cracks, and loose shingles
  • If you cannot safely access your roof, call a certified roofer to do an inspection
  • Patch up roof damage
  • Replace lost or damaged shingles
  • Paint interior stained walls or ceilings 

Gutters & Soffits

Gutters and exterior architecture features like soffits help rainwater and debris that fall on your roof flow into the right places. Complete these tasks to prevent water damage, pests, foundation damage, flooding, and more. 

  • Inspect gutters for hanging, detached, or broken parts
  • Remove branches, leaves, and other debris from gutters
  • Flush out any standing water in gutters
  • Look for damage to the soffits, including water stains and detached parts
  • Repair or replace damaged gutters
  • Repair or replace damaged soffits
  • Call a professional contractor for bigger issues 


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Quality landscaping isn't only beautiful to look at, but it can increase a home's resale value by 15-20%. Here's what to do to reap the benefits: 

  • Add colorful plants and flowers
  • Trim bushes
  • Discard branches 
  • Hire a professional to inspect and trim trees 

Need landscaping inspiration? Check out the top 5 garden and landscape trends for the year! 

Driveway & Sidewalk 

In addition to being an eye sore, inadequately maintained driveways and sidewalks can be a tripping hazard and decrease curb appeal and market value. To keep everything safe and aesthetically pleasing, you should: 

  • Inspect the driveway and garage for oil stains and dirt
  • Power wash the driveway 
  • Check for cracks in the driveway, sidewalk, or porch
  • Patch up cracks where needed
  • Check painted areas for cracked or weathered paint
  • Repaint or re-stain 

Fences & Decking 

Your fence and deck are exposed to the elements 24/7. When you follow proper fence and deck maintenance and use our tips below, they'll stand strong for years to come. 

  • Power wash
  • Check painted areas for cracked or weathered paint
  • Look for cracked, chipped, or broken areas
  • Repaint or re-stain
  • Replace boards
  • Sand and repair boards as needed

Sprinkler System

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Sprinkler systems get a lot of use in the summer months. Here's how to ensure they keep your lawn watered well and save you time and money: 

  • Make sure the timer is set for the morning or early evening
  • Check for underground water leaks
  • Check for broken sprinkler heads 
  • Make sure sprinkler heads are correctly aligned and properly placed
  • Replace broken or cracked sprinkler heads 
  • Call a professional to address underground water leaks 

Air Conditioning Unit

A summertime necessity, your air conditioning must be in perfect shape for optimal safety and comfort. Get ahead before the heat sets in and: 

  • Replace air filters
  • Make updates to energy-efficient equipment 
  • Hire an HVAC technician to inspect and address issues
  • Inspect the ductwork for debris, dust, dirt, and mold

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Pests & Bugs

Don't let pests and bugs put a damper on the summer fun. Thwart issues and: 

  • Remove standing water
  • Scan the exterior of your home for openings, cracks, or gaps
  • Inside the home, check cabinets and corners for openings, cracks, and gaps
  • Seal up all openings
  • Hire a professional pest control provider to spray for bugs

Summer Home Maintenance: Congrats, You're Done! 

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Did you use these summer home maintenance tips and check every item off the summer maintenance checklist? Congrats! If you're feeling inspired to do more, here are some summer improvement projects you can knock out in one weekend