Maintaining the exterior of your home is important to improve its appearance and boost your curb appeal. Simple maintenance to the siding of your home can prevent mold and other issues. Does siding need maintenance? Here are some things to know about vinyl siding in Ogden, wood siding, and fiber cement house siding.
Keeping up vinyl siding hardly requires maintenance at all. Dirt can start to accumulate on the siding, which needs to be removed with a strong power washer. If the siding does come loose, you need to secure it before a large windstorm hits. Loose siding is vulnerable to weather issues, and it can leave your home exposed for pests to get inside. Vinyl siding is easy to work on, making it easy for homeowners that need to replace sections due to damage.
If you have wood siding, you will need to learn how to maintain it every 4-6 years. Wood siding requires additional maintenance to prevent pests and the elements from damaging its structure. The sun, snow, and rain can be brutal on the wood siding. If the home starts to rot or ages, you may need to treat it frequently. Pressure washing the siding should be done yearly to remove excess dirt from the home. Cracks and holes in the siding can lead to rot, mold, and problems with pests. Repairing the wood siding will require you to replace a section of siding in some instances. Repair loose sheathing, replace rotted sections, and consider hiring Unlimted Siding for large repairs. Certain elements can cause the siding to age quickly. If you have overgrown trees that are hitting against the home, it can lead to problems with the siding and the gutters.
Fiber Cement House Siding
Homes with fiber cement siding sometimes looks like wood siding in some cases as it does come in large sheets. To correctly maintain the siding, you need to start with a pressure wash. This will remove dust and dirt from the siding. If your siding is starting to age, you can apply a fresh coat of paint to the siding once it is clean. Use a paint sprayer to receive the best results. The siding needs a yearly cleaning. If you notice the siding begins to have dirt that is hard to remove, mix vinegar with water and gently scrub the siding with a sponge using this mixture. The vinegar helps to remove the dirt and cleans the surface of the siding to provide you with clean siding.
Call Unlimited Siding today for more information about our siding solutions!