Siding maintenance needs to be part of every homeowner’s regular to-do list. Your siding shields your home from bad weather and helps improve your energy efficiency. Read on as Wilson Roofing explains why maintaining your siding is so important:
The Role of Your Siding
The primary job of your siding is to protect your home from rain, wind, and other strong weather elements. Insulated siding can also prevent energy from escaping your home’s interior, reducing your energy bills and keeping you comfortable all year long. In addition, your siding is one of the major design elements of your home. Attractive and well-maintained siding will boost your curb appeal and the overall value of your home.
Importance of Siding Maintenance
You need to call us for siding repair if you see signs of extensive damage. Water can enter your siding and damage the frame of your home. Moisture can become trapped in that area, leading to mold growth, rotting wood, and other interior damage. In addition, damaged siding can cause conditioned air to escape through the walls of your home, requiring your HVAC system to guzzle more energy to compensate. This results in a less comfortable home and soaring utility bills.
Siding Maintenance Tips
Different siding materials have different maintenance requirements. For instance, metal siding needs regular maintenance to remove rust. For stucco siding, you need to be on the look out for holes or stains. For wood siding, you need to look for cracks, holes, and wood deterioration. Vinyl siding requires very little maintenance, but should still be cleaned from time to time with mild soap and water.
In addition to siding replacement and repair, you can rely on us for roof replacement, roof repair, and deck repair services. Wilson Roofing has over four decades of experience and a trusted reputation among local homeowners. We serve Austin, TX, and the surrounding areas. Call us at (855) 501-2220 to learn more about our siding services. You can also ask for a free estimate.