The summer is a great opportunity to get outside and spend some carefree time in the sunshine. Although seasonal adventures can be tempting, make sure your home is in great shape to not only leave alone for a few days, but to entertain guests as well. Keep the following three tips in mind for optimal summer maintenance. Before opening the windows, be sure their screens have no rips or tears. In addition, before turning on the air conditioner confirm that all the windows are able to shut tightly to conserve energy and save money. Check out the roof for any potential signs of leaks or damage. As the summer months can bring rain, this can help prevent issues before they begin. Inspect the patio for any pests, major damage or excess sloping before having guests over. Something as simple as a power wash can make a big difference. Check back here for weekly summer tips from your friendly Alban inspectors this summer.