Regular maintenance will keep your siding efficient and attractive. It will also prepare your exterior for the colder season and harsh conditions.
You can avoid costly repairs by routinely inspecting your siding. Look for gaps, cracks, holes, mildew or rot. Also, check the state of the caulking between boards and windows. Immediately contact your siding contractor if you see that something is wrong with your exterior. Small issues can quickly turn bigger, more expensive problems.
It’s best to tackle siding damage before the temperatures go down. Increase the life and efficiency of your siding by addressing dents, holes or cracks on the board.
Dust, dirt, cobwebs and other debris will make your siding look unattractive. Use warm, sudsy water and a soft-bristled brush to remove them. Don’t use a power washer to clean your siding unless you have experience with the equipment and especially if the manufacturer doesn’t recommend it.
Damaged exterior components, such as dryer vents, exterior faucets, and gutters, can affect your siding’s condition. Humidity from dryer vents, bursting of frozen pipes and water from clogged gutters can damage your siding. Make sure dryer vents are directed away from exterior walls, faucets are frost-proof, and gutters are free from debris.
You can count on Jeff Woods Construction for high-quality home improvement services. We specialize in whole house generator systems, roofing, siding, remodeling, home additions and more. Call us a (931) 231-8889, or complete our online form to schedule a free in-home consultation. We serve homeowners in Kingston, TN.