How To Take Care of Your Home’s Siding
Proper Siding Care
Siding may not be the more glamorous part of your home, but it pays a key role in protecting your home from pests and the elements, just like your roof does. So, before opting for siding replacement in Hendersonville, TN, here’s how to make your existing siding last longer.
As a start, there’s some wear and tear that you can avoid your siding dealing with, like direct heat. Many people who light candles or grills right next to their homes are actually impacting certain siding materials, like vinyl. By the same token, you also want to make sure that you take the time to clean your siding every year. The type of cleaning you need to do will vary based on materials. For example, vinyl is best-served with a brush and light dish soap.
Choosing New Siding
At some point, your siding is going to need to be replaced for your safety. The best way to try and navigate exactly when you need siding repair is dependant on the type of material your siding is made out of. For example, if you have stucco siding, you need to keep an eye out for cracks and chips. Even the smallest one not only will eventually grow, but can also lead to a leak which lets out hot/cold air depending on the season. This ultimately leads to bigger energy bills that you could avoid if you just act.
When it comes to brick siding, the first thing you want to look at is the mortar joints. These are the first signs of decline. By getting a repair or replacement done at that stage, you can save more money than when the bricks are actually affected. There are some issues that are universal across siding, though, like cracked caulk or caulk that has pulled away from the adjacent surfaces. This generally precedes moisture entering the home, which could mean water damage or mold growing.
Contact At the Top Restoration for All Roof Repair Needs
People interested in different types of siding and siding replacement can contact At the Top Restoration today.
We’re happy to answer any questions you might have about different siding materials, maintenance, and when you are due for your next replacement.