Summertime is here and while you may have vacations and lake days on your mind, don’t forget to block off a few days for some seasonal home maintenance. There are probably a million things you’d rather do, but as they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Knocking out your to-do list early will not only ensure you can have some fun-filled weekends later, but it will also protect your investment.

To help get you started, here are four important home maintenance tasks to tackle this month.

Clean your gutters

Even if you took care of this in the spring, it’s time to do it again. Gutter cleaning may be needed much more frequently than just once a season, especially if you live in an area where there are a lot of trees.