The leaves are changing colors and the temperature is dropping, there is no question that this might be one of the best times of year in The Hudson Valley.
This is a beautiful time of year for getting re-adjusted to the school schedule and planning holiday trips and events.
As most New Yorkers know the winter weather can be harsh in many ways and your home and business is worth protecting. The fall is the perfect time to ensure you are prepared for the cold days ahead and we encourage to start on the outside first.
Peak Construction suggests the following three things do with your siding, so it is ready for winter.
- Clean the debris off of your siding. Throughout the year, it is common for the siding on your home to develop a layer of dirt and debris. Things that blow around in the air can become stuck to your siding. Additionally, spider webs, leaves, small insects, pine needles, and pollen can all create a layer of residue on your siding that should be scrubbed away. The local home improvement store has many products to choose from for cleaning your siding. Additionally, you will need a bucket and a soft bristled scrub brush that has a long handle for reaching high up on your home. Follow the instructions on the cleaning product that you choose and wash the residue off of your siding.
- Keep an eye out for any signs of damage such as loose or cracked and damaged boards as a this could mean calling a professional to get this repaired. The siding on your home is the first line of defense for protecting your home from the harsh winter weather.
- Schedule a professional power washer if you don’t have one yourself. Once you have scrubbed the siding on your home, it is a good idea to call and schedule a professional power wash off your siding. This will ensure that all of the residue that has collected inside of the grooves or divots in your siding are scrubbed clean. Also, it will ensure that all of the cleaning solutions used is washed completely.
Don’t hesitate to call your professional Peak Construction contractor to have your siding assessed or repaired. Your home is a tremendous investment and having proper maintenance is the best way to ensure that it stays in good condition. Check out our portfolio on siding jobs we have done.
Use this time during the fall months to make sure that the siding on your home is clean and undamaged so that it weathers the cold winter temperatures without fail.