Roofing and Siding Contractor Near Woodbury Discusses Siding Care Tips
JTR Roofing offers advice on how to keep vinyl, wood and aluminum siding looking and performing its best all winter.
By: JTR Roofing
First of all, vinyl is one of the most popular forms of siding, probably in part because it requires a low amount of maintenance. A siding contractor like JTR Roofing knows how to properly install it so it will last for many years. Cleaning vinyl siding is pretty easy. It is important homeowners clean their vinyl siding about twice a year, preferably during warm weather, using a pressure washer. This of course should not be done in the winter months. It is best to wait until spring so that nothing freezes.
Wood siding maintenance is a little bit more involved than vinyl. While wood is a beautiful option for your home's exterior, it's still wood, which means it's susceptible to rotting. Water is the enemy of wood siding so keep an eye out for signs of rotting, especially if there is a lot of rain, snow, or ice this winter. Peeling paint is a good indication of rotting wood, so make sure any concerns are addressed as soon as possible.
Cleaning wood siding is also a pretty simple task. Wood siding is usually sealed and stained before it is installed. A siding contractor like JTR Roofing will be sure of it so there is no reason to worry about the wood becoming rotted. But again, it is best to wait until spring to perform the all-important task of cleaning it.
Aluminum siding is a fairly low-maintenance material and should be cleaned the same way as vinyl. During cleaning, the aluminum siding should never be scraped, and if it must be patched, it is important to use a filler that is made especially for metals.
JTR Roofing specializes in siding repair and installation. They also offer attic insulation, roof repair and more. Other construction services they provide include remodeling, decks, window replacements, siding, gutters, soffit and fascia. They work on both residential homes and commercial buildings. In business since 1992, they are locally owned and operated. To learn more about winter siding care, visit their blog at https://www.jtrroofinginc.com/