Most of today’s siding products are low-maintenance, but it doesn’t mean you should just forget about it. Whatever kind of siding material you have, maintenance is a key part in keeping your siding in good shape. Read on as Classic Remodeling Corp. shares with you siding maintenance tips you should keep in mind.
TIP: Know Your Siding Material
Different siding materials have different maintenance requirements. Being familiar with the kind of siding that is installed on your home can help you plan your maintenance schedule. For instance, if you have traditional wood siding, you will have to keep a close eye on its condition – a small price to pay for its unparalleled aesthetic benefits. Depending on the kind of wood, it may require treatment every four to six years. Not doing so could leave the siding exposed to the effects of moisture and extreme temperatures.
Low-maintenance siding like vinyl requires a good washing every six months or so. Since vinyl usually has its colors molded in, the only thing you have to worry about is making sure that you clean it as instructed by your siding contractor. Stucco, on the other hand, is a porous material that is prone to moisture absorption, and will therefore require more frequent inspections.
TIP: Check Your Siding Warranty
Some siding warranties specifically state regular maintenance and cleaning as a requirement, and not doing so could void the warranty coverage. This is why taking the time to read the terms and conditions of your siding warranty is important, as the requirements differ per material. Some may require professionally conducted (and documented) maintenance, while others merely require regular cleaning. Siding typically wont require checkups for at least six months after installation. This gives you time to read the warranty paperwork at your convenience.
TIP: Don’t Hesitate to Call Your Contractor
If you’re unsure about what to do with your siding, don’t resort to DIY solutions. Call your contractor whether you need repairs, maintenance or top-to-bottom cleaning. Your contractor has the skills and the equipment to ensure a thorough job.
If you are looking for a siding and roofing company, call Classic Remodeling Corp. today at (201) 228-9006. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation appointment. We serve many areas in and near Paramus and Hackensack, NJ.