Your siding is essential to your home’s exterior appeal and protection from various elements. It also allows you to stay comfortable indoors while saving money on energy. As homeowners, it is beneficial for you to ensure the longevity of your siding.
Here are tips on how to keep your siding in good shape.
Maintain Your Gutters
Maintaining the condition of your gutters will help extend the lifespan of your siding. Rainwater can overflow from clogged drains and cause water damage to your siding and the rest of your home’s exterior. So, never put off gutter maintenance, cleaning and repairs.
Prevent Heat Damage
Grills and torches should be kept away from the side of your house. A decent rule of thumb to follow is to keep them at least 10 feet away from your home.
Conduct Regular Inspections
Calling your general contractor to check your siding prolongs the lifespan of your system. According to experts, a professional siding inspection should be performed at least once or twice a year. This will help you spot minor problems before they become extensive damage.
Wash and Clean Your Siding Routinely
Tidy up your siding to remove dirt, mildew and other debris that might harm its surface. Cleaning your home’s exterior regularly will ensure it remains functional. After all, a well-maintained siding will survive longer than one that has been ignored.
Use the Right Kind of Paint
If you plan to give your siding a new coat of paint, be sure to choose the correct product for the job. Other materials, like vinyl and fiber cement, are color-treated during manufacture, eliminating the need for repainting.
American Roofing & Construction, LLC is your destination for quality home improvements. We specialize in roof repair and replacement, but we also offer siding and gutter services. Call us today at (910) 964-0114 (Southern Pines) or (919) 917-2118 (Raleigh). You can also fill out our contact form to request a quote.