Winters can be a homeowner’s nightmare if you aren’t already prepared for what’s to come. Here are some maintenance tips to help you and your siding get through the winter with ease.
For Vinyl Siding
Your Vinyl Siding should do just fine through the winter as long as you ensure that it is installed during more temperate weather. Vinyl Siding can expand or contract in extreme heat or cold, so a controlled installation will help avoid these issues.
Another tip from Hynes Roofing & Siding would be to not paint your Vinyl Siding. Doing so could void the manufacturers’ warranty.
For Wood Siding
Your biggest worry in the winter would be water damage to your siding. A lot of ice and snow can lead to water collection in your gutters and on the roof, which can percolate into your wood siding. This leads to rotting which can damage the walls of your home too. A good way to keep an eye out for rotting is by looking for peeling paint. If you spot peeling paint on your siding, call a professional contractor and have them check for any rotting and repair it immediately.
For Fiber Cement Siding
The biggest maintenance need for fiber cement is paint. It’ll require a new coat of paint every now and then. When choosing the paint, go for the high-quality stuff and avoid having the job done in below 50 degrees temperature.
Keep an eye on the caulking too. Gaps in the caulking can compromise the energy efficiency of your home.
For Stucco Siding
Stucco siding is a popular choice for woodpeckers. If you don’t replace the holes they leave in your walls, you’ll be housing a family of birds in your siding. Do what you can to keep them from coming to your home.
Stucco siding is also very porous. And with the ice, snow and water constantly enveloping your home, the chances of mold growing increase. And once it starts, the mold can spread through the siding, damaging your walls. Keep an eye on your stucco siding and watch for any signs of mold or damage.
For Metal Siding
The constant exposure to moisture in winters is what affects your metal siding the most. The siding can start to rust because of it. If you see any rusting, scrape it off and coat with a sealant.
If your metal siding is painted and you are noticing peeling or chipping, scrape the paint in that spot off and repaint it to protect the rest.
If you don’t think you’ll have the time to keep an eye on your siding, just call a trustworthy, professional roofing & siding company to help you out. Hynes Roofing & Siding can assist you with any replacements or repairs your siding needs and offer you a quote, at no cost, for the job. Give us a call at (number) or fill out our contact form to get a FREE estimate.