Your siding makes up a significant portion of your home exterior, so its appearance can definitely affect your home’s curb appeal. Depending on the material, your siding can be easy or difficult to maintain. But regardless of the type of siding that you have, the following tips will surely help you keep it in good shape:
Wash and Clean
Regular cleaning can prevent dirt from accumulating over time. It also hinders mold growth and the damaging effects of various substances and weather elements. If you have vinyl siding, you can wash it once a year using a garden hose. The same can be done for fiber cement siding, but you also have the option to use a power washer for this type of siding. Just be careful when using a power washer so that the paint won’t be removed.
Check for Damage
Perform visual checks on a regular basis, ideally once or twice a year, so that you can catch minor problems and be able to repair them before they get worse. For vinyl siding, you should look out for stains or streaks as these could indicate water damage. Also, make sure the panels are secure and no boards have become loose. Your contractor might have used nails or screws during siding installation, so check if these are still keeping your siding secure.
Trim Trees and Shrubs
If there are trees or shrubs near your siding, make sure to trim them regularly. This is to help prevent the branches from scratching your siding or creating nicks. Also, keep in mind that trees and plants attract and retain moisture, so you have to keep them from touching your home’s exterior to avoid moisture damage and mildew growth.
Peninsula Siding Company, Inc. has several years of experience in the industry, giving you assurance that we can deliver excellent workmanship. We only use quality materials like James Hardie to ensure an outstanding exterior for your home. Call us at (650) 287-4208 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.