Cedar siding will heighten the beauty of your home, improve its protection against the elements, and increase its value. Unlike other kinds of wood, this material offers excellent resistance to rot, bacteria, fungi, and mildew. While it’s a low maintenance, it still requires care like all siding options.
Discover ways to maintain this material from a trusted siding contractor.
Routinely Check Your Siding for Cracks
Now and then, check your cedar siding for signs of cracks or damage. When you notice signs of damage, immediately address the problem to stop it from spreading. Dealing with the issue as soon as possible will prevent moisture from entering the wood and harming it.
Moisture is the worst enemy of all species of wood. Make sure that your siding doesn’t get exposed to excessive moisture and humidity levels. You can achieve this by keeping your humidity levels at home under control. Keep in mind that your indoor humidity can be damaging to your cedar siding in the long run. Outside, ensure your gutters and downspouts are not clogged and diverting water properly away from your home.
At Peninsula Siding Company, Inc., we install LP® SmartSide® siding with SmartGuard treatment for excellent protection from fungal decay and termites. It has the look of wood but doesn’t require the same amount of maintenance.
Regular Staining and Painting
Nearly all cedar siding is stained and finished. This is to maintain the appearance and beauty of the material. Stain the wood siding or apply paint as directed by the manufacturer.
Clean Your Siding Regularly
Since your siding is outside, it gets exposed to a significant amount of dust and dirt, which can accumulate on the material. Clean your siding twice a year to make it easier to maintain. Avoid using a pressure washer if you have no experiencing using the equipment because it can damage your exterior.
Looking for engineered wood or fire-retardant siding? Turn to Peninsula Siding Company, Inc., you can rely on us for beautifying your home and improving its protection. Call us at (650) 529-6798 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote.