Tips for Preparing Your Siding for the Colder Months

Fall is one of the best times to care for your home’s exterior. Regular maintenance can help prepare it for the colder months. And, you should start with your siding.

Siding Inspection

You can prevent costly siding repairs with regular inspections. Immediately address gaps, holes, mildew or rot. Check the caulking between boards and windows, and contact your siding contractor if you see that it’s missing, cracking or peeling.

Do Repairs

Make sure to have siding problems repaired by fall, before the harsh and cold winter. This will ensure you stay comfortable at home and that your heating costs don’t suffer. Tackling small issues as soon as they are spotted can extend the life of your siding and maintain its efficiency. 

Cleaning

Dust, dirt, cobwebs and other debris can make your siding unsightly. All you need is warm, soapy water and a soft-bristled brush to restore its appearance. To avoid injuries and unintentional damage, contact professionals if you’re considering power washing your siding. Also, check with your siding’s manufacturer or installer regarding the use of a power washer. 

Inspect Other Exterior Components 

Humidity from a dryer vent can have negative effects on your siding. It’s the same for moisture from clogged gutters and when frozen pipes burst. It’s essential to check the condition of other exterior elements when it comes to caring for your siding. Make sure dryer vents are directed away from the exterior walls, faucets are frost proof, and gutters are free from leaves and debris. 

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