Maintain Your Curb Appeal

The curb appeal of your community depends on each resident maintaining his or her property as completely as possible. It is more than just making sure your garbage can isn’t left out longer than it’s supposed to be. Those who keep their homes and yards well maintained, the association thanks you for your efforts and good examples. Here are some things to keep an eye on so that your community doesn’t become an eye sore.

Exterior paint – Paint is a surefire way to keep your property looking fresh, new and clean. It will also protect against corrosion, weathering and insects. If the paint on the exterior of your home is starting to peel or flake off, it may be time to look into a crisp and unblemished new coat.

Landscaping – Landscaping is extremely important to every community’s curb appeal. Keep your grass mowed and your yards free of dead plants, branches, or leaves. You should also be keeping your shrubs properly pruned and your flowers well tended.

Roofs – Please do your best to keep your roofs properly maintained and cleaned. However, roof maintenance can be a tricky and expensive endeavor. There are a few things to look for in order to tell when it’s time to replace your roof. Before getting your hands full with roof replacement, check out these helpful tips:

Driveways and Sidewalks – Please remove weeds from sidewalk joints and debris from driveways and sidewalks. In New Orleans, sidewalks will always be cracking and shifting over the years. We recognize that it may be difficult to maintain a sidewalk without any cracks. We ask that you do what you can to repair cracks, pitted or flaking surfaces and other concrete problems to the best of your ability as they may (and probably will) occur. A pressure wash will also do wonders for the appearance of your driveways and sidewalks.

Gutters and downspouts – Please remove leaves or debris that may clog up your gutters or downspouts to prevent any overflowing and flooding.

Window boxes, awnings and decks – Please replace worn or damaged fixtures, check fitting for stability and paint all items as necessary.

Follow these simple guidelines and your home won’t degrade into an eye sore but will blossom into eye candy. Thank you for helping to keep your community looking sharp.

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