Four Steps To Taking Care Of Your Siding This Autumn Season

Construction & Contractors Blog

Regardless of whether it appears that your siding is in great or poor condition, autumn is a great time of year to give it a little extra TLC. The type of siding that you have does not matter—fiber, vinyl, etc.—it is designed to protect your home while also being eye-catching. To ensure that your siding is those things, follow these tips as the colder weather begins to arrive in your area.

Perform an Inspection of Your Siding

In order to avoid expensive repairs, you will want to make sure that you are inspecting your siding on a regular basis. If you notice any cracks, holes, gaps, mildew, mold, or rotting, you need to address those concerns immediately. You should also keep an eye on the caulking's condition between the windows and boards. If the caulking is cracking, peeling, or missing, get in touch with a siding service immediately to get repairs before significant damage has a chance to occur.

Get Those Repairs Scheduled

Before winter and the frost, ice, and snow arrives, you will want to have any necessary repairs scheduled and performed. By having problems with your siding, such as dents, cracks, and holes, taken care of now, you can increase the efficiency and lifespan of your siding, which helps to save you money in the long run.

Give It a Thorough Cleaning

If your home's siding is less than great, the reason may be the result of being covered in dust, dirt, cobwebs, pollen, leaves, and other debris. Thankfully, taking some warm, soapy water, along with a soft-bristled brush, to the siding can do more than you could imagine. If you want to make the cleaning task easier on you and your back, utilize a pressure washer on a low-pressure setting.

Check Other Outdoor Elements

Exterior faucets, dryer vents, and roof gutters can have a poor effect on your siding's condition. Whether it is a bursting plumbing pipe, humidity from the dryer vent, or moisture from clogged rain gutters, it is important that all of these elements are checked during the fall season. Faucets need to be frost-proof, dryer vents need to be faced away from any of the exterior walls, and gutters need to be clear of any debris and blockages.

The aforementioned tips should help in keeping your siding in good condition. If you need help with any of these maintenance tasks or find that your siding is in need of repair, get in touch with a local siding service today.


28 September 2020

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