Siding takes up a large part of your home’s exterior. Every once in a while, it needs some cleaning and maintaining to make sure it looks good and functions well. It’s relatively easy to do, especially this fall when the weather isn’t too hot.
In today’s blog post, Sentry Exteriors, one of the leading siding and roofing contractors, shares these expert tips to get you started.
Conduct an Inspection
The fall weather presents a great opportunity for you to take your time outside and inspect all siding areas on your home. Constant exposure to the elements over the past few months can be damaging to the material and catching the first signs of trouble helps you save on time, money and stress. Take note of any cracks, holes, unevenness, rot, or mold.
Perform Repairs as Necessary
Take action right away if the damage is found in more than one siding panel or board. Delaying repairs could damage the siding even further, especially when winter rolls in. After all, it’s easier to repair issues while they are small, which can help prolong the service life and efficiency of the siding material.
Check Your Gutters
Gutter companies constantly remind homeowners to clean and maintain their gutter systems. Doing so this fall can actually help your siding in a big way. Removing debris from your gutters prevents water from overflowing and running down your home’s siding, reducing moisture damage that could lead to rot and mold.
Sometimes, siding damage can be too extensive that repairs no longer help solve the issue. In this case, you need to pursue a replacement. Fortunately, Sentry Exteriors offers a variety of siding options, including shake, wood, stucco, brick, stone and more. By tackling this project in the fall, you increase your home’s value, making it more efficient and comfortable come the winter months and beyond.
You can also rely on us to install windows and gutter guards. Give us a call at (434) 333-7753 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Charlottesville, VA.