Home maintenance should also include maintenance of its exterior structure. The face of your house requires just as much attention and proper upkeep and should also be done regularly. Siding materials vary and can include vinyl, wood, stucco and metal. Home Pro Exteriors discusses the fundamentals of siding maintenance to help preserve one of your home’s most important and noticeable assets.
Vinyl only requires a power wash once a year, preferably before or after summer. Wind blown dirt and insects tend to settle and a good pressure wash will help with the removal. If a part of a siding appears loose, calling for assistance from a siding repair and a roof replacement contractor can help fix this.
Wood siding requires treatment, depending on the wear and tear that starts to show after four to six years. If you live where the weather is extreme, wood needs to be treated more often compared to areas with pleasant climates. Wood siding also requires pressure washing. A siding contractor can fix cracks and holes in the wood and to do a general inspection.
Woodpeckers sometimes attack stucco siding and homeowners who notice holes need the help of a siding and roof repair professional to replace the area to avoid major problems. Aside from woodpeckers, the siding’s natural porous state allows mold to grow and is prone to stains. Diligently check for your stucco siding at least once or twice a year to remove them with a degreaser.
Rust will start to form on some parts over time and all you need to do is scrape it off and coat the siding with a sealant to prevent it from spreading. Newly installed siding comes painted, but when it starts to peel and chip, the affected area should be scraped off and repainted to preserve the rest of the coat.
If the task seems daunting, trust a professional roof and siding contractor to help you get the job done. At Home Pro Exteriors, we can help you with the upkeep, as well as expertly installed new siding on your home. Our wide range of vinyl siding does not limit you from choosing the best style to reflect your taste. We’re always ready to receive your inquiries. Call (845) 747-0035 or submit an online form to request a free professional consultation today in Monroe, NY.