Keep Your Home In Shape Year-Round

Want to keep your new KB home looking brand new for years to come?

New homes are easier and less expensive to maintain, but that doesn’t mean that we can neglect the routine tasks of caring for our home.

One of the most important things to remember with owning a home is that you are responsible for certain routine maintenance items to keep your house functioning properly. While we do offer the KB Home 10-year limited warranty, it is still important to take preventative measures to ensure you protect your home to keep it in tip-top shape. It can be intimidating to think about these tasks, especially if you are a first time homeowner. But home maintenance is all about being prepared. If you spend a little time now, you can prevent problems from happening and you’ll be prepared to act quickly if one does occur.

Spring is a great time to get started on your annual home maintenance routine. Creating an annual home maintenance calendar, is a great way to keep from becoming too overwhelmed. Do what works for you and your schedule. There are a few things you want to keep in mind when preparing your calendar. Your home needs to be cared for both inside and out, so it’s important you do a thorough inspection of the property and note anything that might need some attention.

For the exterior of the house, focus on areas like the roof, chimneys, exterior walls, foundations and windows. Interior can consist of general cleaning, air conditioning, attics, basements and plumbing. The most important maintenance chores are those related to drainage. Lastly, take a look at landscaping/outdoor areas such as lawns, decks and patios, outdoor furniture and grills. Once you have had a chance to assess the property, start by making a list of things you already do or should do (and sometimes forget). Organize priorities by looking at how often they need to be done (monthly, quarterly, and biannually). Make calendar entries for each task to help set a reminder.

Having a home maintenance plan in place can make a huge difference on your home for the rest of the year and many years into the future. Do you currently have a plan in place for your home? Any tips you want to share?