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Spring & Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Summer will be here soon! Are you ready to get a jump on your spring and summer home maintenance projects? It’s a good idea to finish much of your home maintenance now before the weather gets too hot. The following checklist will help you get started.

Inspect home’s exterior for winter storm damage

Complete exterior repairs as needed to roof, gutters, chimney, siding, windows, foundation, porch, deck, walkways, and driveway

Clean roof if needed

Flush and inspect gutters & downspouts

Trim trees/bushes near buildings & power lines; remove dead/damaged branches once new growth is apparent

De-thatch lawn with a good raking prior to first mowing; mow lawn down to 2 inches before grass is over 2 ½ inches tall, leaving no less than ½ inch of growth; lightly apply quality fertilizer with weed killer

Power wash siding, porch, deck, patio, walkways, and driveway

Paint interior & exterior as needed

Wash windows inside & out (check for mold around windows and moisture between panes); remove storm windows and install screen

Have automatic garage door opener serviced

Clean dryer vent and replace/clean filters and/or coils on all household appliances and heating/cooling systems

Clean Carpeting

Organize garage or storage areas

Test smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors monthly




Exterior Home Repair & Painting

Exterior home repair and painting contractors are in high demand. If you need help this summer with your projects, you should contact your favorite contractor soon to secure space on their schedule. Many are already booked into fall.

We recently had the pleasure of helping one of our customers, Phyllis W. with her exterior painting and repair work (see pictures below). A new window was installed, concrete porch poured, and the entire home and garage exterior painted. It was a pleasure working with you Phyllis. Thank you for the nice review!

Phyllis Wilbourne

Dated: 2014-06-23

I found Cari at the Everett Home Show in February and engaged her services. She put me in contact with a couple of contractors. I chose one to do all I needed done (one was painting only). I was very pleased with the contractor and his crew and Cari’s follow-up throughout the entire project. Thanks, Cari. I’m handing out your card to friends to are DIYers. I hope they will contact you so they can enjoy some island time with me this year!

Exterior Painting Project (before) in Everett

Exterior Painting Project (before) in Everett

Exterior Painting Project (after) in Everett

Exterior Painting Project (after) in Everett

Exterior Painting, Siding & Window Replacement





Exterior Painting, Siding Replacement, and Window Replacement season is fast approaching. Contractors have multiple exterior painting, siding and window replacement projects already booked for spring and into summer. If you plan to have any of these projects completed this season, now is the time to act. This is also the perfect time to schedule interior painting before the weather turns nice and the contractors are focused on outside work. 

The photos shown here are from one of our recent projects in Lynnwood. The owner replaced the LP siding with Hardiplank fiber cement siding, the windows with new Milgard brand windows, and the full exterior was painted with a premium acrylic latex paint.

For a free proposal, call us today at 425-775-9085 or submit a Work Request!

Planning To Paint Your Home This Summer?

Painting contractor’s schedules are filling up quickly for summer. One painting contractor reported several weeks ago they already had 35 exterior projects scheduled for the summer! If you plan to have your home painted this summer it would be wise to settle on a contractor soon. This includes staining and painting decks too.

Most of the time contractors schedule their projects on a first come, first served basis. If we have consistent good weather throughout the season it’s a bit easier to stay on track. However, we all know the weather in Seattle is unpredictable. Rainy days will put most exterior projects on hold which can back everything up. Painting is one of those projects where flexibility is a must. Discuss any concerns you have with your contractor up front so they can do their best to accommodate your needs and schedule. The earlier you plan the better.

One of our customers in Lake Stevens recently had the exterior of their home painted. Following are before and after pictures. We have been fortunate to get many painting projects underway and completed this early in the season. June has been great this year for painting!

Lake Stevens home - before painting (front view)

Lake Stevens home - after painting (front view)

Lake Stevens home - before painting (side view)

Lake Stevens home - after painting (side view)

Lake Stevens home - before painting (rear view)

Lake Stevens home - after painting (rear view)