Quality siding keeps your home looking great for years on end. It’s a low-maintenance option but still requires occasional care to continue to look and function well. House siding in Barrie homes can use a bit of love each fall to ensure that it stays in good repair. As the season changes, add these minor maintenance tasks to your list:
Inspect for Damage
Winter snow, heavy storms that include rain and even hail, high winds, and falling branches can all cause damage to your home’s siding. Sun can cause siding to become faded over time. Cracks or gaps in your siding can allow moisture to get in, which can cause structural damage to your home.
Each fall, start with a thorough inspection of your home’s siding to detect any issues. If there are small problems, taking care of them now can help you avoid major expenses later on.
Clean Dirt and Grime
Dust, cobwebs, leaves, pollen, and dirt can build up on your siding without you even noticing. Seasonal cleaning can make a huge difference. A bit of time with a bucket of warm, sudsy water and a soft brush is often enough to undo a season’s worth of build-up.
A pressure washer can help if there is stubborn tree sap or other grime. Just be careful to hold the pressure washer wand well away from surfaces and to keep pressure levels in check.
Be especially careful to clean around areas like dryer vents. Your dryer vent can exude humid air that can cause mold or mildew.
This is also a good time to ensure that gutters and rain spouts are clear. Clogged gutters can allow water to pool and slowly drip onto your siding.
Replace Damaged Siding
If you find gaps, cracks, bent siding, or other problems during your inspection, call us right away. Often, when just a small area is damaged, we can replace just that section.
Having your siding in good condition before winter weather comes can save you headaches later on. When your siding is in good repair, its insulating properties keep your heating bills in check. Additionally, it can keep out moisture and pests that could otherwise do damage to your home.
Care for Your House Siding in Barrie and the Georgian Triangle Region
When you call Ainger Group, you get the benefit of 25 years of siding and roofing experience. We can provide inspections and advice, and do any repair or replacement work that is needed. We install house siding in Barrie and the surrounding area, and service previous installations to keep them looking great.
Fall siding maintenance is essential if you are going to keep your home’s exterior looking and performing at top levels. Is it time to get your siding checked? Give us a call today. We’ll make recommendations and help you ensure that your home’s siding continues to perform well for years to come.