When you want to prolong the life of your home’s siding, one of the first things you can do is conduct regular checks to see if it looks as good as it should. Any type of damage you see on your siding means potential damage underneath it as well, which risks your home’s inner structure. It helps to conduct visual inspections at least once or twice a year so you’ll be able to spot and address minor problems early. However, there are still other things you can do.

Useful Siding Maintenance Tips You Need to Know

To ensure your home’s exterior stays in great shape, we share a few more tips that are easy to follow:

Trim Your Trees and Shrubs When Needed

The greenery and landscape around your home’s exterior attracts and retains a lot of moisture. This can become a problem, especially if you have wood siding. So, to prevent it from being damaged from moisture and mildew, make sure to trim bushes and trees just enough so they don’t touch your home’s exterior. Doing this also helps prevent scratches and nicks caused by branches that strike the siding.

Clean Your Siding Thoroughly and Regularly

No matter what type of siding you have, it will always need regular cleaning and maintenance to extend its lifespan while keeping your home fresh and clean. For vinyl siding, you only need to clean it at least once a year with a garden hose to remove dust and dirt, but the water pressure should be moderately strong. For wood, you’ll need to clean it with warm, soapy water and a soft-bridled brush so you can remove the dirt gently. You can also remove mold and mildew with a solution made with one-part bleach to four-parts water.

Replace Old or Damaged Siding 

As much as possible, don’t be tempted to overlook any dented, scratched, loose, warped or missing pieces of siding. It’s recommended that you fix these immediately so as to help your home’s exteriors last longer. If you have old or severely damaged siding, make sure it gets replaced. Otherwise, mold, mildew or water damage will slowly compromise your home’s inner structure.

When you need a professional siding and roofing contractor, there’s only one name you can trust. Call Premier Systems Roofing at (952) 800-1673, or fill out our convenient online request form. Talk to us today!