Cleaning the inside of your house happens often, but how often are you taking care of the outside of your house. Think about all of the elements it has to weather. The harsh sun is always hitting it, dirt in the air is always sticking to it and sometimes it even has to put up with things like hail. With all that the outside of your house goes through, you should clean and care for your siding to ensure it will last you a long time. The article below not only talks about the proper washing and caring for you siding, it also goes through each type of siding and the problems you should look for. For example in stucco you are looking for cracks and in brick houses you need to inspect the mortar. If you haven’t cared for the outside of your house recently, make it a mission this summer.
With a bit of preventative maintenance, your home’s siding could be trouble-free for 50 years or more. And that means you won’t have to replace siding as often. Cleaning siding removes the dirt and mildew that shortens the life of siding. A clean house protects your investment, too. Some real estate appraisers say good curb appeal can add 5%-10% to the value of your house.