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Siding: How do I Maintain my New Siding?

Siding: How do I Maintain my New Siding?

Webfoot Painting understands that when it comes to siding, you’ve got questions. And why wouldn’t you? Siding plays a huge part in making sure you have a home that not only meets your aesthetic dreams but is also protected for years to come.

Let's face it, most of us aren't experts when it comes to our home's exterior. And that's perfectly okay! You don't need to be a siding guru because the experts at Webfoot are here to help. We’re addressing each of your frequently asked siding questions. 

House with new siding

Will I have to do anything to maintain my new siding?

After investing in new siding for your home, it's essential to implement effective protective measures to prolong its life and maintain its aesthetic appeal. The protection and maintenance approach will vary based on the type of siding you've chosen.

For unfinished siding, such as natural wood, applying an appropriate coat of paint or stain after installation is crucial. This protective layer acts as a barrier against the elements, including moisture, UV rays, and temperature fluctuations. Regularly inspecting the painted or stained surface for any signs of wear or damage and promptly addressing them can significantly extend the life of the finish.

On the other hand, finished composite sidings come with a built-in protective coating, offering resistance to moisture, insects, and fading. However, this doesn't mean they're maintenance-free. Regular cleaning to remove dirt and grime is essential to preserve their appearance and protective properties. Depending on the manufacturer's recommendations, periodic inspections and re-coating may also be necessary to ensure the continued effectiveness of the finish.

The frequency of refinishing your siding will largely depend on the type of siding and its exposure to the elements. For instance, semi-transparent finishes on natural wood siding may require more frequent maintenance, possibly every few years, due to their vulnerability to sun exposure and moisture. Conversely, coated composite sidings will generally demand less frequent maintenance.

Selecting a high-quality siding product with adequate built-in protection is a crucial step toward ensuring its longevity. A well-chosen siding product, coupled with proper maintenance, can last an impressive 30 to 40 years. This means you may not have to worry about siding replacement for a long time if you've made a wise choice.

Maintaining new siding.

Why Regular Maintenance Matters

To make the most out of your siding investment, regular maintenance is key. This includes cleaning, inspection, and timely touch-ups or re-coating as needed. By following a maintenance routine appropriate for your chosen siding type, you can enjoy a beautiful and well-protected exterior for decades to come, adding value to your home and saving on replacement costs.

Replacing damaged siding.

Webfoot is Here to Help

You might not be an expert on your home's exterior, but you don’t have to be! With the professionals at Webfoot by your side, you can make informed decisions about your siding and keep your home looking and performing at its best for years to come.

We  have dedicated crews that are all siding, all the time, so you can know that you are getting experienced professionals for your job. When compared to other contractors or the DIY alternative, Webfoot offers expertise and experience that you just won’t find elsewhere 

Call us with all your home siding questions and get a free quote today!  

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