Year-Round Seasonal Maintenance Tips for Your Custom Recreational Home
November 22, 2023
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Caring for your newly built home is one of the most important things a homeowner can do. It helps to preserve the home and keep things working as intended, which in turn improves the longevity of the structure.  

For those who live in a climate that experiences all four seasons, it’s important to consider the needs of your home in different temperatures and climates. Each season brings new opportunities to care for and enhance your unique living space.  

As the proud owner of a custom home by Linwood, ensuring its longevity and comfort involves a few ongoing maintenance tasks, especially when your haven is nestled in recreational or remote locations. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the essential steps, with a special emphasis on checking your warranty information—a crucial aspect of responsible homeownership.  

This post is simply a guide and is by no means an exhaustive list of everything you need to do to maintain your home. Each home and property is different, so talk with your Project Advisor to get a sense of what maintenance tasks are most important for you.  


Section 1: Spring Renewal


Inspecting Exterior Surfaces:

Spring is the perfect time to inspect your home’s exterior. Look for signs of winter wear on your siding or painted exteriors.  

Roof and Gutters:

Check for loose or damaged shingles and ensure your gutters are free of debris to prevent water-related issues. 

Windows and Doors:

Seal in the fresh spring air by checking for drafts around windows and doors. A well-sealed home is not only comfortable but also energy-efficient. 


Trimming overgrown trees and assessing drainage are essential steps to maintain the aesthetics and functionality of your property. In the spring, you should also check the exterior of your home for any signs of pooling water or puddles close to the house.  

Section 2: Summer Retreat

HVAC System:

Stay cool during the warmer months by scheduling a professional check-up for your air conditioning system. Regular filter maintenance is also crucial. 

Outdoor Living Spaces:

Enjoy your outdoor spaces to the fullest by inspecting decks and patios for wear and tear. Clean outdoor furniture and cushions for a fresh summer retreat. 

Pest Control:

Don’t let pests spoil your summer fun. Conduct a thorough inspection of basement areas, attics, closets and the exterior perimeter of the home. Implement preventative measures to keep them at bay. 

Section 3: Fall Preparation

Heating Systems:

As temperatures drop, ensure your heating system is ready for action. Schedule a professional inspection and clean chimneys and fireplaces for a cozy fall and winter. 

Exterior Maintenance:

Proper storage of outdoor furniture is essential to prevent damage during the colder months. 


Prepare for winter storms by ensuring your home is well-insulated. Disconnect hoses and insulate exposed pipes to prevent freezing. 


Section 4: Winter Warmth

Snow Removal:

Have a plan for snow removal to keep driveways and walkways safe. Safely remove snow from roofs to prevent ice dams. 

Emergency Preparedness:

Stay prepared for winter emergencies by stocking up on supplies and ensuring backup power sources, like generators, are in working order. 

Interior Checks:

Monitor for drafts and water damage during the colder months. Address insulation concerns promptly to keep your home warm and comfortable.  

Section 5: Checking Warranty Information

Understand Your Linwood Homes Warranty:

Take the time to thoroughly understand the warranty provided by Linwood Custom Homes. It’s your roadmap to responsible homeownership. 

Regular Warranty Reviews:

Review your warranty documentation regularly to stay informed. If you have questions, Linwood is just a call away. 

Professional Assistance: 

For concerns covered by the warranty, don’t hesitate to reach out to Linwood’s customer service. They are here to help and ensure your home is well taken care of. 

Seasonal maintenance is the key to preserving the beauty and functionality of your custom home. As you embark on this journey, remember to check your warranty information provided by our team. It’s not just a piece of paper—it’s your assurance that your dream home is in good hands. Stay proactive, stay informed, and enjoy every season in your custom-built sanctuary. 

Start Your Project With Linwood Homes

If you are interested in designing your dream home, we are just a phone call away. Connect with our team in a free consultation to discuss your project needs and goals. We are excited to work with you and look forward to hearing from you soon. Contact us or call 1-888-546-9663 to get started. You can also join our community on social media, follow Linwood Homes on Facebook and Instagram to see project updates, Q&A sessions and more.

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