Caring For Your Siding During The Summer
Summer is one of those months that a lot of different people look forward to every single year, however, it is crucial to understand that although students are out of school, and even some people are out of work, that your home never stops working to provide you with adequate shelter. During the summer, this is no different. One could actually run into issues regarding siding during the summer. This ranges from Vinyl Siding melting to traditional wooden siding rotting. take a look below at some of the ways you can protect your siding and your home.
Identifying melting siding is exactly as it sounds, looking for siding which is appearing to "melt", away from the building. In addition to this, it should be easy to spot rotting or damaged wooden siding. Take a look below at some of the ways you can protect your home from the summer heat.
- Awnings - Can help to block some of the direct sunlight that can effect your siding.
- Trees - Instead of functioning as a source of shade attached to the house, functions as a source of shade for both your home and your yard. This will both protect your siding from damage and keep your yard cool during the hot summer months.
- Keep Heat Sources Away - This may go without saying but any heat source such as a fire pit or grill should not be placed directly next to your home or your siding. This can damage your siding and potentially cause a fire.
- Cool It Off - If you are experiencing an especially hot summer spraying down your siding with a hose can reduce the amount of heat that it is exposed to.
These are a few of the ways in which you can attempt to shade your siding from the suns rays. This will help quite a bit over doing nothing at all for your siding, but this should not be seen as a cure-all, but merely as a way to support your home in staying in top shape for longer, thus saving you money in the future, with lower maintenance costs. If you are having issues with old or damaged siding or want to replace your existing siding, you can contact us online or by calling 502-309-3562 to schedule a consultation and estimate.