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Siding Maintenance Quick Tips for Homeowners

Blue siding on a residential building

Any type of damage you see on your siding should be repaired as soon as possible, since it could mean potential damage on your home’s inner structure. Visual inspections must be done yearly so you’ll be able to spot and address the problems while they’re still minor, but that’s not all you can do.

Ensuring the quality and performance of your home’s exterior isn’t limited to just visual inspections. For proper maintenance, expert siding, deck and additions contractor Villwell Builders, LLC shares a few more tips that you can follow:

Replace Old or Damaged Siding 

When you see any dented, scratched, loose, warped or missing pieces of siding, don’t ignore it. It’s much better to have the affected siding repaired or replaced if you don’t want the damage to affect your home’s exteriors. Any old or severely damaged siding should be replaced to preserve its lifespan; mold, mildew or water damage will only deteriorate your home and lead to a more costly replacement.

Trim Your Trees and Shrubs When Needed

When you have greenery and landscape around your home’s exterior, siding attracts and retains a lot of moisture. If you have wood siding, this may become problematic, but you can avoid it from being damaged by moisture and mildew by trimming the bushes and trees just enough so they don’t touch the siding. Any possible scratches and nicks caused by branches won’t be able to damage your siding if they’re properly trimmed.

Clean Your Siding Thoroughly and Regularly

Your siding will always require regular cleaning and maintenance to extend its lifespan, regardless of which material you have installed. Proper cleaning will also keep your home fresh and clean depending on the material. For instance, wood siding needs to be cleaned with warm and soapy water and a soft-bridled brush so you can remove the dirt gently. Mold and mildew with a solution made with one-part bleach to four-parts water can also be used to clean it. For vinyl, you’ll need to clean it at least once a year with a garden hose to remove dust and dirt, and the water pressure should be moderately strong.

When it comes to siding replacements and kitchen and bathroom remodeling, Villwell Builders, LLC is your best choice. You can reach us by calling (475) 271-1242 or filling out our convenient contact form. Talk to us today!

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