Siding Maintenance Tips

Siding Maintenance Tips

Many homeowners in the Stratford, CT area have some type of siding on the exterior of their homes. The purpose of siding on a home is twofold. It usually adds an extra level of curb appeal to your home but it’s also an additional barrier between your home and the elements.

Depending on the type of siding your home has, there are different maintenance routines you should follow. The most common types of siding are vinyl siding and wood siding. Keep reading to learn how to best maintain them.

Vinyl Siding

One of the perks of having vinyl siding installed on your home is that it rarely needs any maintenance at all. However, if you do notice that it’s looking a little dirty it’s very easy to clean. You can typically use either soap and warm water on small areas, or for a full clean use a power washer. 

This material holds up well to the elements and rarely requires any repairs. In fact, in most cases, the weather (rain and snow) helps to keep the siding clean. If you notice a loose plank reattach it as soon as possible.

Wood Siding

Wood siding is less resistant to the wear and tear of weather but it doesn’t require constant upkeep. If you’ve painted your wood siding it will likely need to be repainted every 5 years and treated every four to six years depending on the severity of the weather in your area. In areas where the elements get harsher, the siding should be treated more often.

If the siding of your home or other exterior aspects are in need of repair, maintenance or replacement then contact the experts at Fairfield County Exteriors. We are a family-owned and operated business whose mission is to help each and every one of our customers as if they were a member of our family. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you!

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