The hot summer months are the perfect time to take home your new siding. But before you install it, there are certain things you need to be aware of so that your siding doesn’t end up in complete shambles by the end of summer. Follow these seven tips to prepare your composite siding for the summer season.
Composite siding tends to attract a lot of dust and dirt, which can get trapped within the material. You can prevent this by minimizing the dust and dirt your new siding receives. When installing your siding, take precautions against scratch marks and safely cut any nails or screws so that they don’t end up damaging the siding by accident.
Keep mold away
The last thing you want is mold to grow on your exterior siding, especially if you just had it installed at the beginning of summer. One easy way to ensure this doesn’t happen is to check weather forecasts, take the appropriate measures and ensure adequate air circulation. If your buildings are in constant exposure to the sun throughout the day, they should have proper ventilation or proper shadings like shade trees or an awning over them.
Be sure to store things properly
Do not overload your household appliances; be aware of what you use. Whatever you choose to do, do it before you begin installing your composite siding. Start by removing all that dust and dirt from the room where you’ll be installing your siding.
Add a layer of foam insulation
To minimize the sound of wind and rain, you should add a layer of foam insulation between the interior wall and the siding. This will also keep the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If you don’t already have foam insulation on your house walls, you should consider adding this before installation.
Properly clean up any messes
You’ll want to clean up any messes quickly and thoroughly before returning to work. Be sure not to let any overspray from the composite siding stick to your home or hang around too long; it could damage the paint. The same goes for dust, dirt, or debris on the ground. If you don’t clean it up before installation, it could easily find its way into your composite siding.
Call for professional inspections
While you would like to be able to inspect your siding in the summer, it’s best not to do so by yourself. If you have a closer look at your siding and notice any damage or problems, call for professional inspections. This will help prevent potential issues during and even after the summer season.
The summer period is the perfect time to take home your new composite siding. But before you install it, there are a few things to be aware of so that your siding doesn’t end up in complete shambles by the end of summer. Follow the above tips to prepare your composite siding for the summer season. For added quality and durability, choose Sherwood Lumber’s Everlast composite siding.