Create an Exterior Home Checklist

Key home maintenance tips include creating a checklist for the exterior of the home. Use the checklist to keep an eye on potential maintenance needs around the foundation, roof and other pieces of the home’s exterior. You can use the list for monthly checks, seasonal inspections or annual maintenance.

A key component of your home is the foundation. The home settles over time, leading to cracks. While minor cracks may not be a big deal, major cracks indicate a repair is necessary. Keep a lookout for any rotting wood or insect infestations, and treat them as soon as possible. This can help you avoid larger repairs that cost more money. Regular inspections ensure you know how your home looks and allow you to catch anything remiss on the exterior.