Fall is the perfect season to work on your exterior. Not only does the heat of summer start to dissipate, but maintenance performed in fall will prepare your home for the more extreme winter weather. To maximize the effectiveness of your siding, follow these maintenance tips this fall season.
Inspection— Walk your exterior, inspecting your siding for cracks, dents, holes, chipped paint, or loose boards.
Repair— Fix the flaws found in your siding. Leaving damage unfixed, especially over winter, can lead to greater, more costly damage. For more extensive repairs, contact a professional.
Clean— Clean siding will last longer and make your home more beautiful. Before winter hits, remove all mold, algae, dirt, grease, pollen, or any other buildup on your siding. Make sure to follow the recommended cleaning measures for your specific type of siding.
Trim Plants— Hedges and plants that are left untrimmed near your siding can scratch the paint and expose your siding to moisture. After the growth your plants experienced during summer, trim them away from your siding, leaving a foot or more of space.
Fix Gutters— Broken or leaking gutters can cause excessive moisture to run down your siding, staining and destroying paint or harming the siding itself. Shore up and repair gutters during fall to prepare for winter precipitation.
It’s time to take care of your siding this fall. If your siding needs more than just a touch-up, contact our team for a thorough siding restoration.