Exterior RepairsBy Area
Whether your house is covered in fiber cement, vinyl siding, wood, or stucco, you want the immediate impression to be appealing from near and far. Each type of siding has maintenance upsides and downsides, but if you keep to a maintenance plan, you can keep your siding in excellent condition.
Fiber cement, which is very popular these days, has low maintenance requirements. You may need to get a professional in to check the seams to see if they need to be caulked again.
Wood siding, on the other hand, has many maintenance requirements to keep it in excellent condition. Because heat and cold cause wood to expand and contract, any paint or stain might flake or chip, leaving the wood unprotected from moisture. If moisture gets into the bare wood, rot could set in. A regular maintenance inspection can be used to discover any weakness in the finish. Of special note is the wood siding that is near windows, doors and moldings. These areas are especially susceptible to water damage. A professional can detect the start of any deterioration.
Vinyl siding has much to recommend it. If you have vinyl siding and wish to keep it in good shape, there are a few maintenance requirements that you must follow. Vinyl siding must be inspected on a regular basis for any pieces that may become detached from the house. If a piece is detached, it could break or bend in the wind before being repaired. If you wait too long, a piece of siding will need to be replaced rather than repaired. Power washing your vinyl siding once a year is recommended to clean out any dirt or insects that may have made a home in your siding. Professionals from The Homestar Group can plan a maintenance program for any type of siding on your home.