Siding installation like commercial roof installation is a job for professionals. It takes experience to get it right, and mistakes often lead to costly consequences.
Many homeowners ignore their siding, and some try to fix or replace it on their own. That’s usually a bad idea because of the mistakes that you could make.
Don’t Go the DIY Route
Doing this project yourself is not advisable. Siding installation requires very specific measurements and leveling. It can also become a risky job if you have to install siding on upper floors. In addition, as you are not a licensed and certified contractor, you may not be able to buy the best type of siding. People who resort to DIY usually want to save a few bucks, so you might settle for cheap siding that will need replacing in a few years.
Don’t Let Your Siding Stay Dirty
Your siding will probably be fine if you clean it with a little soapy water and a soft cloth, but some need power washing. It’s wise to ask your siding contractors for advice on what cleaning products or equipment to use.
Clean siding maintains your home’s curb appeal. Dirty siding, on the other hand, affects your home’s value and often hides imperfections you should correct before they get worse. It can also lead to damage and the formation of mold and mildew. Some metal siding materials also tend to rust with neglect.
Don’t Neglect Your Roof and Gutters
Call your residential roofing service provider to inspect and repair your roof and gutters. Problems with those components can affect your siding, too. For example, if gutters and downspouts are clogged, the overspilling water may end up on your siding, soaking it and causing issues over time. The same may happen if your roof has leaks.
Don’t Go Cheap
Cheap siding looks cheap, and it doesn’t last long. You have to either repaint it or replace it after a few years depending on the climate in your area. Work with a professional contractor like Exterior Building Solutions to ensure your siding is of the best quality and comes with a warranty for your peace of mind.
Call Exterior Building Solutions today at (314) 729-7663, or contact us here to learn more about how we can help you.