Summer seems to always be so busy, yet we often find ourselves making the time to do as much work outside as possible while we have the chance. AKA it’s the perfect time to give our home’s exterior some TLC (that it definitely needs). At DAB Painting, our professional house painters in Asheville & WNC, understand the importance of keeping your home in tip-top shape. Here are 8, great easy-to-follow tips for maintaining your home’s exterior this summer:

#1. Gutting the Gutters

Gutting the gutters? Yep. Remove debris like leaves, sticks, dirt, mud, etc that accumulated over the past few months that you may have overlooked. When your gutters get clogged, it can lead to potential water damage that would alter your home’s foundation- I think we can all see the dollar signs on how pricey that would be to fix! We recommend using a hose to flush out any leftover dirt so everything can drain.

#2. Check and Repair Siding

Walk around your home and check out the siding for any signs of damage, like cracks, rot, or peeling paint. Addressing these issues early on can prevent further deterioration and keep your home looking fresh. Repaint or touch up areas where the paint has worn off to protect the siding from the elements. PS, you can call us for this part if you want 😉

#3. Washing the Windows

It’s summer, you want to be able to see clearly out of your window- we have some of the best views in Asheville! Use a mild detergent and water solution to wash away dirt and grime. Don’t forget to wipe down the windowsills and frames. Repair or replace damaged screens to keep bugs out while letting the fresh air in.

#4. No Pressure but You Should…Pressure Wash Decks and Patios

Pressure washing seriously works wonders. Your outdoor living spaces can look brand new by pressure washing decks, patios, and walkways. This removes dirt, moss, and mildew that can make surfaces slippery, unsafe (and unattractive). Consider applying a new coat of stain or sealant to protect the wood and enhance its appearance.

#5. Maintain Landscaping

Trim your bushes and trees away from your home to prevent them from touching the exterior. This helps to reduce the risk of bugs finding their way inside. Planting new flowers or trees is a nice way to spice up your yard every summer too. Oh, and of course don’t forget to mow your lawn on a regular basis. We thought that was a given, but we know it’s many people’s least favorite chore.

#6 Seal Gaps and Cracks

Inspect the exterior of your home for any gaps or cracks where a little critter could enter. Use caulk to seal around windows, doors, and pipes. This also improves energy efficiency by reducing drafts. A win-win!

#7. Protect Outdoor Furniture

If you have outdoor furniture, a coat of paint or a protective finish is never a bad idea. Store cushions and fabric items indoors when you’re not using them to prevent sun damage and mildew.

#8. Schedule Professional Painting

And last but not least, consider scheduling professional painting services from DAB Painting, LLC. A fresh coat of paint not only enhances curb appeal but also provides a protective barrier against the elements, keeping your home looking beautiful for years to come.


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Maintaining your home’s exterior during the summer can save you time and money in the long run. By following these 8 tips, you will fall in love with your home all over again. For professional painting services and expert advice, contact us today!

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