Tips for Waterfront Home Maintenance Year-Round

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It’s your four-season waterfront home maintenance checklist!

Winter, spring, summer, and fall continue to cycle through, and in every season, you have a prime opportunity to spruce up your home or the duty to care for it so you can enjoy it for years to come. On our blog, you can find plenty of articles talking about maintenance tasks you can do for your home in each season, and on the waterfront, things might look a little different. Here, we’ve gathered these tips for waterfront home maintenance year-round into one place.

Spring Maintenance for Waterfront Homes

Spring is a season of new life and renewal. It’s a great time to do some deep cleaning and freshen up your interior after a long winter huddling indoors. There’s outside work and inside work to do, and in that process, you can get a great workout and have some fun. Overall spring maintenance tips for waterfront homes include:

  • Deep-cleaning the house
  • Decluttering
  • Inspect your air conditioner
  • Spring landscaping
  • Cleaning and refurnishing outdoor living areas

Summer Maintenance for Waterfront Homes

You don’t think about summer home maintenance tasks, as it is typically the other seasons that have yearly to-do lists, but summer is different in a waterfront home. On the East Coast waterfront, one must be mindful of humidity issues. Here are a few ways to maintain your property in summer:

  • Keep sand out of your home
  • Wash up as close to exterior entry points as possible after an outdoor excursion
  • Monitor and manage indoor humidity
  • Watch out and prepare for hurricanes

Fall Maintenance for Waterfront Homes

Autumn is one of the best seasons to get a lot done for your home. The cool weather and moisture from the summer make an ideal climate for landscaping projects and repairs. The end of fall is when you winterize your home. Overall, fall maintenance looks like this:

  • Fall cleanup
  • Landscaping projects and maintenance
  • Winterizing irrigation systems
  • Inspecting the heater
  • Checking for drafts, humidity, and water damage
  • Inspecting your dock, if applicable
  • Inspecting your shoreline for erosion, if applicable

Winter Maintenance for Waterfront Homes

In the winter, you’ll want to keep an eye out for cold weather-related issues like ice, lack of home insulation, and humidity. General tasks to keep in mind are:

  • Deicing the driveway, walkways, and patios
  • Shoveling snow
  • Monitoring humidity
  • Monitoring home insulation/staying warm


At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy-efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!

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