The siding on your house has a big impact on its overall appearance, so it’s important to take good care of it. Whether your siding is older or brand new, you can keep it looking great with these easy maintenance tips.
Clean Your Siding
You don’t need to clean your siding every week, but you should do so once or twice a year. Dirt and debris can build up on the surface of your siding, affecting its appearance. Your siding can develop a dull or worn look if grime accumulates on it for too long.
Cleaning your siding can go a long way toward helping it look as new as possible. While this might not seem important if your siding is still pretty new, your efforts will pay off over time. A simple cleaning with your garden hose often does the trick, but for a deeper cleaning, check with the manufacturer to find out the best and safest way to clean your siding.
Check and Maintain Your Gutters
The gutters on your home keep water from pouring onto the exterior and potentially seeping inside. They also protect your siding from moisture or water damage, which could lead to mold or mildew growth. Mold and mildew mar the appearance of your siding mars.
Inspect your gutters, especially after storms, to make sure they’re in good condition. Your gutters should remain firmly attached to your home, and shouldn’t have any dents or other signs of damage. You should also keep your gutters clear of debris so water can easily flow through them and away from your house.
Trim Your Landscaping
Branches on trees, shrubs, and bushes can scrape against your siding, leaving scratches and other flaws on its surface. If you have any of these near your home, you should keep them trimmed on a regular basis. Branches should be at least 6 inches away from your siding.
Trimming branches also protects your siding from potential damage during storms. Windy conditions can cause branches to hit the side of your home hard, resulting in cracks or other problems needing repairs.If you need maintenance, repairs, installation, or other siding services, contact Midwest Roofing today to learn more about what we offer. We have several years of experience providing high-quality siding services for Missouri homeowners from Columbia to Springfield.