Cedar siding is one of the most beautiful siding options for homes. Cedar looks beautiful and can look unique when in a neighborhood with many vinyl siding homes. Cedar siding is durable against moisture as cedar is naturally water resistant. Cedar is also resistant to insects and decay.
How to maximize the life of your Cedar Siding
Cedar is a tough and durable natural product. Cedar Siding will last for years with no maintenance, but you can extend these years by performing simple maintenance care steps. Here are a few common steps to keep your siding from showing wear and age:
Keep your siding clean from dirt, dust and mildew.
Cleaning your siding on a regular basis is the most basic step to maintain the beauty, and prolong the life of your siding. There are a number of tools to help you reach the nooks and crannies of your exterior. Most people wash cedar with a soft brush and a non-phosphate, mild detergent solution. Industrial cleaners and abrasive scrubbers are not necessary for removing dust or dirt from cedar siding.
Mildew is not common to cedar sidings. Mildew can start on cedar after a very prolonged wet period, or is water is in constant contact with the wood. Contact a professional, like All American Restoration, for treatment of mildew on cedar siding.
Keep termites at bay. – Another thing that can cause irreparable damage to your cedar sidings is termites. Watch out for signs of infestation or even the signs that they might be around. To keep your sidings from being infested, ensure that the wood is not touching the ground. Landscaping projects are the common cause of termite infestation to cedar sidings.
These are but a few of the things you need to do in order to keep your cedar sidings looking as good as new for a few good years. You will have to remember that maintenance is a regular thing, and keeping a schedule for when to check, to clean and to repaint will help you keep your wood sidings intact and looking good.
The time will come however when you will need to call your favorite siding installation company, All American Restoration, to perform professional maintenance on your siding or to install new sidings on your house. Call us and we will provide you with a Free Estimate.