Siding and roofing companies alike recognize the beauty that shakes and wood boards offer, but they remain on the fence regarding their durability and maintenance needs. Fiber cement answers the shortcomings of most other siding materials, offering both the strength and lifespan that wood shakes simply do not have. This is one of the many reasons why more and more homeowners are making the switch to fiber cement siding.
But how exactly do you maintain this type of siding?
Proper Roof and Gutter Upkeep
Water is the number one root cause of a lot of major structural problems. Clogged gutters and leaking roofing assemblies often lead to moisture damage to other parts of your home, including your foundations, interiors and your siding. Ask your roofer for gutter cleaning services next time you’re due for a roof inspection. This will not only help prolong the service life of your roof, but your fiber cement siding as well. Regular gutter cleaning must be done at least twice a year, particularly around seasons when falling foliage is common.
Cleaning and Repainting
Compared to other siding materials, fiber cement requires fewer maintenance steps to maintain its appearance and performance. However, the cladding does need repainting once every 5 to 15 years or when you notice peeling in the original coat. You can extend this duration by also keeping the surface clean to prevent mold and mildew growth. Cleaning should be done at least once every year, but use your judgment if you think your home needs it more frequently.
At Jeff Woods Construction, our fiber cement siding products are built to last. We are the number one exterior remodeling and roofing contractor in the area. Give us a call at (931) 787-9107, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation and request a free quote today. We serve homeowners in Kingston and Sparta, TN, as well as in all surrounding areas.