Your home’s exterior maintenance needs may feel overwhelming. But with a little bit of knowledge and a plan, you’ll find that it’s very manageable. And the reward of having a home that still looks like new, maintains its value, and has plenty of curb appeal makes it all worth it.
Proactive exterior home maintenance is particularly important in hurricane and tropical storm prone areas. A well-maintained home will weather storms better than a home that has cracking sealants or deteriorating roofing and wall systems.
This chapter describes how to maintain the exterior of your home and provides recommendations for your exterior home inspections. Refer to your CC&Rs for exterior finish restrictions when repainting, refinishing, or making additions to the exterior of your home.