Siding is an essential part of your home exterior. Cedar, a popular material for wall cladding, is extremely durable and can withstand harsh weather elements. However, it still requires regular maintenance and, depending on the climate, should be restained at least every few years. An exposed wood panel can be susceptible to mildew, swelling and splitting due to moisture or heat. A residential roof replacement company discusses maintenance tips for cedar siding.
When to Restain
Expect to restain your cedar siding every three to five years. This also largely depends on the annual weather conditions in your area and how much damage your cedar siding has sustained over the last few years. There should be no difficulty in determining when it is the right time to do the job. How well your siding has weathered the elements, such as sharp-hitting hail, heavy downpour and extreme humidity, determines how often you should restain.
Inspect and Maintain
Trusted residential roofing contractors believe that cedar is one of the most resilient and durable wall cladding materials for your home. However, it still should be maintained for it to last a long time. To do this, walk around your exterior and look for signs of damage, like rotting, splitting, bubbling or chipping of the finish. You may spray the cedar siding with water if you are having trouble identifying problem areas.
Moreover, make sure to inspect all caulking and patch up or repair any damaged part. Do not forget to inspect the flashing and look for signs of water leakage and mold infestation. Pressure washing is a good way to clean the mold off the siding. Do this with a mixture of detergent and a small amount of bleach. Rinse the soap and bleach solution thoroughly with clean water.
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