A & A Services Home Improvement is the leading siding installation and siding repair expert in our local area. We maintain and install both CertainTeed vinyl siding and James Hardie® fiber cement siding. In today’s article, we’ll provide some some tips for caring for fiber cement siding and explain how you can tell if you need a siding replacement:
Tips on Caring for Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding is moisture resistant; however, other parts of the siding can be affected by condensation, water leaks and mold. It’s important to inspect the caulk surrounding your siding every year for any gaps or cracks, as water can enter these small openings and damage the wall behind the siding. You can often fix minor problems like these on your own, but for more extensive damage you should call a professional like A & A Services Home Improvement. In addition to the caulk, your gutter system needs to be regularly inspected as well.
Overflowing gutters can cause water damage to many parts of your home. Your siding is one of the home components most affected, because the water cascading from clogged gutters can enter through gaps in your siding. As a siding repair expert, A & A Services Home Improvement recommends cleaning your gutters regularly. You should also clean your siding to preserve its appearance and prevent the growth of mildew and mold. Avoid using pressure washers when doing this because they can damage your siding. Instead, use mild soap and water, a garden hose and a soft-bristled brush.
Signs You Need Siding Repair
Following these tips regularly should help keep your siding in good condition. If you see signs of excessive siding damage, however, you should call in a professional to deal with the problem. A few of the signs you should look out for include fading siding colors, excessive mildew growth and increased energy bills. If your siding is heavily damaged and exposes the wall underneath, you should call us as soon as possible for an inspection and complete repair.
You can count on A & A Services Home Improvement for all of your siding repair or installation projects. We take great pride in our decades of service to local homeowners, and owe our success to our integrity and the quality of our workmanship. We always keep our promises. and we’re willing to go the extra mile for our customers. Call us at (978) 741-0424 to learn more about our products and services. We serve homeowners in Salem, Peabody, and Andover.