Siding, like other components of your home, needs to be taken care of so it will last. They offer materials, however, that vary in types of care and how often you need to do so.
Here are some maintenance tips from siding installation experts, Woodbridge Home Exteriors, about siding care.
Wood siding has to be cleaned every four to six years depending on the climate in your area. In places with harsh weather, you might consider getting your wood siding looked at more often. Typical maintenance includes pressure washing followed by window washing.
In repairing wood siding, it’s best to fix the underlying cause of the damage first to avoid recurring problems. Make sure to re-nail loose sheathing, replace deteriorating areas and cover holes to prevent moisture and pests from entering your home.
Vinyl siding requires minimal maintenance unless a piece or panel becomes loose. Repair the area as soon as possible because if it gets bent you won’t be able to bring it back to its original shape. Clean your vinyl siding annually especially before or after summer through power washing or a broom. Pressure washing also gets rid of insects that live in the siding stair-steps.
Stucco siding is prone to woodpecker attacks and the holes they cause need to be addressed. It’s best to keep these critters away from your home as much as you can by trimming nearby tree branches that they may nest in.
As this siding is very porous, sap leaks from trees or mold can easily infest it and even accidentally spill substances that can cause staining. Stucco siding should be cleaned once to twice a year to remove stains.
If you notice that your metal siding is starting to corrode, remove the rust and apply sealant to prevent further rusting. Painted metal siding can chip or peel, for this instance, scrape and repaint the area.
It’s always helpful to have a reliable company, like Woodbridge Home Exteriors, for your windows, maintenance and improvement projects. Moreover, our services come with a labor warranty and a manufacturer’s transferable lifetime warranty. Contact us today to learn more about our products. We improve home exteriors in Arlington, Dallas, as well as Topeka, KS.