The effect of aging treatment on the surface roughness and mechanical properties of AA6061 and AA7075 alloys was studied. Microhardness and tensile tests were used to investigae the mechanical properties. X-ray diffraction analysis was used to investigate the surface of the specimens. Furthermore, after tensile tests fractured surfaces were examined with scanning electron microscopy. An atomic force microscope was employed for analysis of the effect of aging treatment on surface roughness. Higher surface roughness with an increase in the volume fraction of the precipitate was revealed.