Siding Care Tips

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Protect the life of your siding in ten easy steps!

Here are a few tips from Olympic Siding to help keep your siding in great shape for years to come.

  • Protect your siding by repainting it before the existing paint fails. Your exposure to the elements and climate conditions will impact the longevity of your paint.
  • Maintain your caulking by replacing missing or damaged caulk around joints, seams, doors and windows.
  • Keep the painted siding surface free of mold, mildew and algae.
  • To ensure that water drains away from your house, maintain a one-inch per foot slope away from the foundation.
  • Avoid excessive water exposure to the siding by directing your sprinklers away from the siding and trim.
  • Keep your gutters in good working order and clear of debris so that water is diverted away from the house.
  • Avoid extreme heat exposure to the siding by keeping barbecue grills and other combustible materials away from the house.
  • Keep your trees, shrubs and plants trimmed and maintained at least one foot from the siding.
  • Don't allow garden mulch, bark dust or debris to build up around the side of your house. Keep a six-inch clearance from the ground to any wood siding or trim.
  • Inspect your home for damage once or twice a year (see our Inspection Checklist).