Summer is here, which means it’s time to get outdoors! Unfortunately, along with the sunshine and beautiful afternoons spent on the patio comes a long list of “to-dos”.  In order to keep the outside of your home looking good, there is routine maintenance that has to be done.  And, although it is not fun, it is necessary to prevent costly damage in the future. Here are 3 Tips for Maintaining the Outside of Your Home.

3 Tips for Maintaining the Outside of Your Home

To help you keep up with all that there is to do, we have put together a list of three essentials you need for outdoor maintenance!

Clean the Gutters Regularly

Leaves fall from trees, debris flies through the air…and it all gets stuck in the gutters. Full gutters can lead to leaks, breaks in the roofline, and damage to the siding. So, if you want to prevent BIG damage, it is best to clean your gutters regularly.  Furthermore, the job will be MUCH easier if you do it more often, instead of waiting until it’s too late.

Paint Exterior Trim and Features

If you don’t have wood siding, chances are there are some features in you home that are still made of wood.  Think, pillars on the porch, railings, trim, fascia. And, if you scrape and paint it regularly you will certainly keep things looking fresh! If you wait too long to paint wood features, they can begin to warp or deteriorate due to the amount of unprotected water and weather exposure they are getting.

Power Wash and Stain the Deck

3 Tips for Maintaining the Outside of Your Home - Deck Stain

Much like the wood features in your home, you have to regularly maintain your deck to keep it looking good.  Experts suggest that you should power wash and restain your deck every season to make sure it is performing its best!

Remember, you don’t have to do any of these tasks alone. You can always hire a trusted professional to do the job for you!