Replacing the siding on your home can be expensive, so you want to ensure that you extend your home siding lifespan and get the most out of the product you have chosen.
With some knowledge, care, and regular maintenance, you can keep your home siding looking as good as new. This will also increase its longevity and functionality.
To Extend Your Home Siding Lifespan, Trust the Professionals
The most important thing you can do to extend your home siding lifespan is to have it professionally installed.
You could have the best product, but it needs to be installed correctly to work efficiently in your home. Not only is the company important, but also the quality of the product you choose.
You can have a bad product installed professionally, and it will cause you problems down the road. You need a high-end product with a professional installation to get the most out of your home siding.
Thermal King has dedicated siding installers that are bonded, insured, and factory-trained. Not only will they install new siding correctly, but they will also be able to handle any issues that crop up on installation day. Our materials and labor are under warranty, so you know you’re getting the best service possible.
Vinyl siding is ideal if you want a no-fuss, maintenance-free siding option. It requires minimal upkeep once it has been installed. Because it is a solid-color product, you don’t need to worry about scratches.
The most common issue with vinyl siding is dirt and dust because there is often a texture or grain in the siding. This is simple to treat, but homeowners often get it wrong when they power wash their vinyl siding.
Shooting high-pressure water at your siding is less than ideal because vinyl siding isn’t waterproof. It is designed to let moisture get behind it via humidity, but when you power wash your siding, you soak the material behind the vinyl. This makes it very difficult to dry out and creates a perfect breeding ground for mold.
The best way to maintain your vinyl siding is to head to your local Kansas City home improvement store. They will sell a premix detergent kit that you hook onto your garden hose. You will turn the nozzle one way to spray on the detergent, leave it for a few minutes to activate, and then turn the nozzle the other way to wash off the detergent with slight pressure.
Hardie board siding is a concrete material with paint applied to it. The best way to look after your Hardie siding is also a detergent kit made specifically for fiber cement material.
It’s important to avoid power washing your Hardie siding, or you will take the paint off. This can be a problem because it is costly to repaint and won’t be a warranty paint job. Hardie siding is under warranty for 10 to 15 years, after which you will need to repaint it.
The benefit of well-maintained Hardie siding is that you won’t have any rot issues, warping, or serious degrading.
Wood siding can be problematic in our Kansas City climate. Manufactured or engineered lumber used for hardboard siding is only primed and requires paint.
Although the boards have been improved over the last few years, it is not the boards themselves that are the problem but the edges. The outer part has a coating that prevents moisture damage, but the edges aren’t sealed, and that’s where moisture gets in. This could cause rot, warping, and mold.
Let Us Help You Extend Your Home Siding Lifespan
At Thermal King, we can offer you expert advice on how to get the most out of your home siding when we install it.
So, contact us today if you want to find out how to extend your home siding lifespan.