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FAQ’s – How can I extend the life of my siding?

How can I extend the life of my siding?

Siding replacement costs thousands of dollars, possibly even tens of thousands depending on the size of your house and the type of siding being used. Between the expense and the general hassle of replacing your siding, you’d probably prefer to put it off for as long as possible. It’s worth noting that vinyl siding tends to last for longer than wood and aluminum siding and requires less maintenance.

If you’d like to extend the life of the siding on your home in Minnesota, here are a few good tips:

  • Inspect your siding at least once per year, or perhaps in both spring and fall. If you discover a problem with your siding, such as moisture damage or pest infestation, addressing it quickly can save money and extend the life of your siding.
  • Repair any damage to your siding as soon as you notice it. While siding tends to be sturdy, factors such as hail strikes and falling trees can damage it. Even if the damage looks minor, there could be severe hidden damage that will compromise your siding in the long run.
  • Clean your siding at least once per year. Constant exposure to the elements makes siding very dirty over time, and can also lead to the harmful growth of mold and mildew. Thoroughly cleaning your siding annually will allow it to last for longer.
  • Be careful where you install grills or outdoor fireplaces. Intense heat can have a destructive impact on siding. Keeping sources of open flame several feet away from your siding can prolong its lifespan.