Now that the fall season has arrived, the weather is now agreeable enough for you to conduct some maintenance tasks for your home’s siding. After all, not only will you want to do it to make sure it’s in top shape, but you’ll also want to make sure it’s prepared for the winter. Unfortunately, some homeowners find themselves easily overwhelmed at the prospect of maintaining their siding.
Here are the four fall siding maintenance tasks that you should never avoid.
- Inspections – Inspections are important for any part of your home, and your siding is no exception. If you want to avoid costly siding maintenance, it’s vital that you have it inspected regularly for signs of damage, such as cracks, gaps or even termites. By having your siding inspected every now and then, any major damage can easily be spotted and repaired.
- Repair – On the other hand, if your siding inspection came too late, fall is the best time to make the necessary repairs to your home’s siding. That way, you’ll not just be prolonging its lifespan and efficiency, but you’ll also be adequately prepared for the winter season.
- Cleaning – Most siding materials are easy to clean. Simply grab a bucket of water mixed with soap and a soft bristled brush, and you can easily remove the dirt and grime off your siding. In some cases, you can even use a pressure washer to make your job easier so long as you know the right setting. By cleaning your siding during the fall, it’s guaranteed to look better during winter.
- Gutters – Your home’s gutter systems are meant to keep rainwater away from your home’s roof, siding and foundations. Therefore, it’s also important that they’re regularly cleaned and maintained. This is especially needed during fall as leaves and debris can fall into your gutters at a faster than usual rate. Otherwise, the gutters can get clogged and overflow, which can cause moisture damage to the siding.
For your home improvement needs, don’t hesitate to turn to Solid State Construction. We are your leading provider of roofing and siding services. Give us a call at (508) 709-0041, or fill out our contact form to request a quote.