Roof – Inspect roof surface flashing, eaves, and soffits.
Gutters and downspouts – Clean out; inspect and repair weaknesses; check for proper drainage.
Siding – Inspect and clean siding.
Exterior caulking – Inspect caulking and replace if deteriorating.
Window sills, door sills, and thresholds – Fill cracks, caulk edges, repaint; replace if necessary.
Window and door screens – Clean screening and repair or replace; tighten or repair any loose or damaged frames and repaint; replace broken, worn, or missing hardware; tighten and lubricate door hinges and closers.
Drain waste and vent system – Flush out system.
Hot-water heating system – Lubricate circulating pump and motor.
Evaporative air conditioner – Clean unit; check belt tension and adjust; replace cracked or worn belt.
Heat pump – Lubricate blower motor.
Foundation – Check foundation walls, floors, concrete, and masonry for cracking, heaving, or deterioration.
Siding and trim – Check all wood surfaces for weathering and paint failure.
Deck and porches – Check all decks, patios, porches, stairs, and railings for loose members and deterioration.
Landscape – Cut back and trim all vegetation and overgrown bushes from structures.
Flashing – Check flashings around all surface projections and sidewalls.
Antenna – Check antenna and satellite dish supports.
Sprinkler – Check lawn sprinkler system for leaky valves and exposed lines.
Water well – Consider having well water tested for safety.