Regular maintenance doesn’t just help your exterior stay beautiful and last longer, but it also saves you from costly repairs. Wood siding can last for decades with proper and routine care.
In this post, your local emergency roof repair service provider, Stormaid Restoration, discusses ways to maintain wood siding.
Use the Right Sealer
Wood expands and contracts with temperature and humidity changes. This can put stress on caulked seams around windows and doors. Once the caulk fails, water can enter into the siding and cause rot. You can protect your wood siding by painting, staining, or sealing.
Your wood siding needs to be repainted every five years or when you’re beginning to see signs of deterioration. Stains penetrate the wood fibers and help protect them from moisture. Unlike paint, it doesn’t crack or chip. Clear sealers maintain the natural color of wood while preventing moisture damage in the material. However, they must be replaced at least every two years.
Restoring and Replacing Damaged Siding
A wood cleaner or brightener can be applied to restore discolored siding. Meanwhile, repairs require professional help. The job requires expertise to make sure that the damaged siding is safely removed while leaving the surrounding siding in good shape. Have your siding inspected by professionals to determine whether it needs repair or replacement.
Hire a reliable siding replacement and roofing repair contractor like Stormaid Restoration for your exterior. We offer wood siding in different styles, shadow lines and grains to complement your home.
Clean your siding at least once a year with warm, soapy water and a soft-bristled brush. Mildew can be removed using a fungus-killing cleanser. Make sure to wear eye protection and cover plants to protect them from splashes. Rinse the surface with clean water after cleaning.
Metal fasteners, such as nails or screws are usually the ones to blame for rust stains. To remove them, clean the affected area with oxalic acid and warm water solution and a soft bristle brush. Wear eye protection and gloves when cleaning. Cleanse the area with water.
When it’s time to replace your old wood siding, choose Stormaid Restoration. We also specialize in emergency roof repair service and seamless gutter installation. Call us at (513) 906-8411 or fill in our online form for a free estimate. We work with homeowners in West Chester, OH.