Wood Siding Maintenance
Wood siding is more prone to wear and tear due to its organic qualities, especially if it is not properly sealed. Wood siding should be serviced once per year, and more so for homes and properties in harsher-changing climates (i.e. mountain states). Depending on the type of siding you have, this process can involve chemical treatment, power washing, gutter clearing, foliage removal, tree trimming or pruning, and more.
During this time, it is best to have any cracks, rotted wood, loose sheathing, or warped boards repaired as well. Holes and cracks in wood siding lets in pests and moisture, accelerating the rate of wear and tear. The type of repair needed will largely depend on the type of siding you own, but in most cases, wood siding repair is fairly simple, quick, and affordable. All siding maintenance and repair should be carried out by a licensed and experienced professional.
Vinyl Siding Maintenance
Vinyl siding requires even less routine maintenance than wood siding, if none at all! The most important aspect of vinyl siding maintenance is to repair loose or fallen boards right away. Wind and other elements can damage the loose board, misshaping, breaking, or bending it. In this case, the entire piece would need replaced, but it is much easier to simple nail a loose board back in as soon as you notice it.
Besides staying on top of needed repairs, it is strongly encouraged to have your vinyl siding professionally power washed on an annual basis. Spring is a great time to do this because siding generally accumulate dirt, dead insects, rotting leaf residues, and other wind-blown fragments over the course of fall and winter. And who doesn’t want a nice sparkling house to show off in the summer sunshine?