A fresh layer of siding can protect your home for a long time, unless you make a few major mistakes after the installation phase. Here’s a quick look at these common mistakes and how it affects your new siding.
Mistake #1 – Failing to check the siding after installation
Just because the siding looks good doesn’t mean it’s already at 100% condition. You have to check if your siding is properly installed or else problems might arise in the near future. For example, a siding panel missing nails in one end may look fine at first glance, but expect that panel to get torn off easily by a strong gust of wind. To avoid this, check if every panel is secured in place.
Mistake #2 – Failing to ask for a warranty
Even if your siding was installed by the best siding contractors in the area, it’s still important to make sure that your siding is covered by a service warranty. This way, any unseen defects that might have gotten been missed during the first inspection can be addressed without causing too much strain on your time and budget.
Mistake # 3 – Abusing the term “low maintenance”
Your home’s siding may be designed to withstand most of whatever Mother Nature is throwing at it, but that doesn’t mean you can neglect it. Lack of maintenance is the main reason why siding suffers from damage that could have been avoided if the homeowner just paid attention. Maintenance doesn’t even have to be that frequent – about twice a year gives homeowners plenty of time to get rid of debris stuck between siding panels as well as check for possible problems that might escalate later on.
If you managed to make it this far without committing any of the mistakes mentioned before, congratulations! You have a freshly installed layer of siding that’s guaranteed to last you a long time, provide you maximum results, look good on your home, and less likely to encounter any common problem.