How many more days do we have left before winter? Siding is like a protective skin for your home, so it’s important to keep it in great shape throughout the cold season. Here are some home winterization tips specifically for siding:
Inspection. As the part of the home most exposed to the elements, your siding should always be secured. A thorough inspection done by your expert siding contractor in Minneapolis is ideal. Quick checks you can do on your own are important too. Keep an eye out for cracked boards and trim. Take note of areas where paint is flaking or chipping.
Sealing gaps. Caulk gaps around windows, doors, trims, and vents. Reseal any old caulking that is splitting or drying out.
Repair. Your siding is especially vulnerable to moisture infiltration, rot, and molding during winter. So protect it by fixing damage as soon as possible. Large holes and cracks that cannot be remedied by caulking calls for repair work that is better left in the hands of professionals. Most siding repair jobs require expertise. Unless you’ve mastered the skills, better not attempt to repair the siding yourself.
Cleaning. Winter means the holidays are coming up, and you’re probably expecting to have some guests over at some point. Once you’re done with the repairs, give your siding a little aesthetic boost with some good old scrubbing. Remove those nasty grime, mold, or mildew spots—they’re eye-catching … in a bad way! They take attention away from your otherwise-beautiful home.
Note: These winterization tips only work if you installed good-quality siding in the first place.
If it’s good-quality siding you’re looking for, Twin Cities Siding Professionals is here to help you. We are your resident experts in siding installation in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. We use James Hardie® HardieZone® System, the best siding on the market today. Hardie boards are so strong and maintenance-free they’re guaranteed to keep performing superbly even in the harshest of winters.
We understand that high-quality siding is one of the biggest investments you can make for your home. This is why we back our services with a 30-year limited, transferable, and non-prorated warranty. Give us a call today to learn more about what we can do for you this winter and get a free in-home estimate.