A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home

From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems the seasons often offer an excuse to put our to-do list on the back burner. But be careful. Neglecting your home’s maintenance could put both your personal safety and your largest single financial investment at serious risk.


If you leave things alone for too long, small problems can quickly lead to extensive and expensive repairs. And even if you avoid the more catastrophic outcomes, those minor issues can still have a major impact. Properties that are not well maintained can lose 10 percent (or more) of their appraised value very quickly.

The good news is, by dedicating a few hours each season to properly maintaining your home, you can ensure a safe living environment for you and your family. You can also actually increase the value of your home by a significant amount each year. You just need to know where to look and how to focus your efforts.

With that in mind, we've created a seasonal checklist as a guide to maintaining your home and lawn throughout the year. This checklist is a great resource that you can refer to often throughout the year.