Winter is probably the most trying time for your home. Dry winds and snow both take a toll on how well the entire structure performs. Your home’s siding, for instance, is susceptible to damage caused by the elements during these months. Taking proactive measures for this important component helps it get through the colder months unscathed and ensure the overall well-being of your home’s exterior.
UHQ Construction, your trusted exterior services contractor, shares tips on keeping your siding in tiptop shape during the winter months.
Caring for Wood Siding
Wood offers the best in aesthetic appeal, which is why it is a popular siding material choice. Still, it’s vulnerable to rot, so it makes sense to keep it in good shape through the chilly months. Painting or staining is one way to maintain its good looks and help it avoid early deterioration.
Maintaining Vinyl Siding
Even though vinyl is a durable material that can be left alone, clean it regularly whenever dust accumulates on its surface. Wash it down using a garden hose and household cleaning materials. Also, avoid painting over it or risk voiding the manufacturer’s warranties. When you find one piece of siding coming loose, replace or fix it as soon as possible. If possible, install the new siding strip in moderate weather.
Keeping Fiber Cement Siding in Great Shape
One of the most durable and weather-resistant siding available in the market, fiber cement should not be ignored when it comes to maintenance. Re-caulk the material every year to ensure the material is free from gaps. Doing this helps retain your home’s interior heat and keeps your utility bills in check. Also, consider high-quality paint for refreshing the siding.
UHQ Construction can resolve all types of siding-related issues at a reasonable cost. In addition to offering vinyl and fiber cement siding, we also offer roof repair, replacement and installation services. Give us a call at (317) 744-1133 to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. Our Indiana service areas include Greenwood, IN, and the surrounding communities.
Cory Getz is the Operations Manger for UHQ Construction, which has delivered effective roofing, siding, window and gutter solutions throughout central Indiana since 2004.