Three Easy Ways to Protecting the Exterior of Your Home

There are many siding materials that require little to no upkeep, but there are some that still need a little help in their upkeep. Following are three ways to help reduce the deterioration and damage that can be caused to your siding:

  1. Keep foliage away. Ensure there are no plants growing against or on the siding – trapping moisture and bringing in insects.
  2. Be aware of where water may be getting in. Such areas as doors and windows need to be inspected to ensure there is no water getting through them – causing rot and fungus.
  3. Keep gutters clean. Backed up water in gutters can cause water damage to your homes siding. A good way to reduce clogging is to check them at least twice a year, if not cleaning them out up to four times a year.