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How To Extend Your Siding’s Lifespan

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Do you want to know how to extend your siding’s lifespan?

Replacing the siding on your home is an expensive project and a significant time commitment.

It is not a process you want to repeat regularly, so making the right choice upfront is vital. By taking care of your siding throughout the year, you can keep it in good condition and extend its lifespan and efficiency.

The No.1 Way to Extend Your Siding’s Lifespan is to Have it Professionally Installed

Regardless of the siding material you choose, the best way to extend the lifespan of your siding is to trust the professionals to install it correctly.

You can have the best product, but if installed incorrectly, it will not last or perform well. That is why you should turn to a professional contracting company with a high-end product and a proven process for successful installations.

At Kentucky Home Exteriors, we have installers trained directly by the manufacturers. In addition, we offer a lifetime workmanship warranty to ensure you get the most out of your home siding.

That means that if you encounter problems 5 to 10 years down the line, we will be back to fix them for you at no cost.

Vinyl and Wood Siding

Vinyl is popular because it is almost maintenance-free. To extend your vinyl siding’s lifespan, clean off any dirt and dust that accumulates over time. The best way to do this is to use a cleaning kit you can find at any Kentucky hardware store. Cleaning vinyl requires a gentle touch to prevent water from getting behind the boards.

Wood siding requires more maintenance than vinyl and fiber cement siding options. You should inspect wood siding regularly and check for loose boards, rot, warping, or mold. The best way to extend your wood siding’s lifespan is to paint or seal it regularly to help keep out moisture.

James Hardie siding is the best option for Kentucky homes because it offers excellent longevity and a fantastic manufacturer’s warranty.

Why We Specialize in James Hardie Siding

James Hardie fiber cement siding is one of the most durable siding options you will find.

It is flame resistant, weatherproof, and insect-resistant. Made from cement and cellulose fibers, this durable material won’t crack, warp, or absorb moisture.

It comes in various colors and styles, allowing you to customize your home’s look. Because this is a painted product, you will need to repaint it after 10 to 15 years, but it is practically maintenance-free up to that point. Being able to change the color is also part of the appeal.

James Hardie Siding Maintenance

Caring for James Hardie siding is really simple. You can pick up a cleaning kit at any local hardware store that will allow you to clean off any dirt and grime from your siding gently. If it is really dirty, try using Blue Dawn or 3 parts water to 1 part CLR.

Another easy way to improve the lifespan of your Hardie siding is to keep shrubbery around your house trimmed so that they don’t scratch and damage the siding. It’s also a good idea to clean any debris off your roof and empty your gutters, so that excess water does not run onto the siding.

James Hardie siding is a specialist product that requires professionally trained installers. That is why our teams are manufacturer-trained, so you know you are getting the best quality installation possible.

Let Us Help You Get the Most Out of Your Siding’s Lifespan

We love James Hardie siding, and it is our go-to recommendation for Kentucky homes.

If you want to replace your home’s siding or want to learn more about extending your siding’s lifespan, contact us for a free consultation and some expert tips.

Chris Demuth

Chris DeMuth

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