The siding is an important part of your home’s exterior. It contributes to thermal enclosure, along with the roofing system, by blocking unconditioned air from entering your home. Granted, some unwanted issues may occur that local roofers will have to take care of, but you can actively prevent these by maintaining the health of your siding.
Fiber cement siding is one of the lowest maintenance options you can go for. After all, who likes to be regularly demanded of keeping a huge portion of your home spotless? With this material, you don’t have to do much, however properly cleaning it is still important for its durability and lifespan.
Cleaning Your Siding
Make sure to equip yourself with correct materials and methods to efficiently complete this task. Another reminder is to wear gloves and glasses to protect you as you clean. These few steps require minimal effort that roof, siding and door companies will happily inform you about during installation.
Dirt or dust buildup is a common problem of sidings. To remove these, you simply have to wipe the sidings gently with a damp cloth. Frequently rinse the cloth as it collects particles that can scratch the surfaces. You can use a paintbrush if your wrist finds it friendlier. The same procedure applies to cleaning oil or grease, but with the use of a mild liquid dish soap.
In cases of mold and mildew, you need to take hold of a non-toxic mold and mildew remover. Spray an amount, as indicated on the package, onto a cloth or sponge, and rinse away until there are no patches left on the surface.
Maintaining Your Siding
Cleaning is one thing, but maintaining also requires attention to caulking and painting. It’s important to inspect areas where installers used caulk and ensure that joints and seams are still sealed tightly.
Think your sidings need more than cleaning? Allstar Construction of Fargo, the leading exterior improvement contractor, is here to help you. Our siding and window repair experts consistently deliver outstanding services to customers throughout eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.
Contact us today at (701) 212-1992 or (218) 303-1351 to request a free estimate. You can also fill out our contact form and we’ll set up a time to meet with you for a free, no-obligation consultation.