Your Simple Curb Appeal Checklist

The curb appeal of your community depends on each resident

maintaining their property as completely as possible. For those who keep their homes and yards well maintained, the association should thank them for their efforts and good examples. A Board should encourage all residents to pay particular attention to the following maintenance items.

  • Exterior paint. Paint is a quick and easy way to keep a property looking fresh, new and clean. It will also protect against corrosion, weathering and insects.
  • Landscaping is extremely important to a community’s curb appeal. Remove dead plants and branches. Keep shrubs properly pruned and flowers well-tended. Keep yards free of leaves and remove grass clippings.
  • Insure roofs are properly maintained and cleaned.
  • Driveways and sidewalks. Repair cracks, pitted or flaking surfaces and other concrete problems. Remove weeds from sidewalk joints and debris from driveways and sidewalks. Do not use driveways for storage or auto repairs.
  • Gutters and downspouts. Keep them cleaned out to prevent overflowing and flooding, which may cause damage to buildings.
  • Window boxes, awnings and decks. Replace worn or damaged fixtures, check fittings for stability and paint all items at least bi-annually.