Home maintenance in the summer usually means pulling out your green thumb to tend to your lawn and garden. But it’s also a great time to check in on the health of your home, and how it fared over the winter.
We’ve broken down some of the areas to monitor over the course of the summer. (It’s OK if you want to save most of these for a rainy day or schedule them during cloud cover. Enjoying your green space rightfully takes first place.)
During your first summer in your new home, you’ll particularly want to keep an eye out for any hints of defects in materials, labor, and design, as these are all covered under Kensington’s home warranty program as long as they’re reported within a year of your possession.
Defects in plumbing, heating, and electrical distribution systems are covered for two years, and a five-year warranty includes the building envelope, roof, exterior walls, windows, and doors, so it’s a good idea to keep a close eye on their performance. On the structural side, your home’s protected for 10 years – an industry-leading duration to give homeowners peace of mind with their purchase.
With all that in mind, check in on the status of each of these items on our summer checklist to make sure you’re on top of the maintenance of your new home.