One way to maintain your thermally modified siding and rainscreen is to seal it regularly. This will help protect it from the elements and prevent it from fading or becoming damaged over time. Both are designed to help keep your home’s exterior looking its best, and both require regular maintenance to stay effective. There are a few different ways to seal thermally modified siding and rainscreen, so be sure to ask professionals for their recommendations.
Below is a guide on how to seal your thermally modified siding and rainscreen:
Clean the surface
The first step is to ensure that the siding is clean. This means using a pressure washer or hose to remove dirt, dust, or debris. If any areas seem particularly dirty, you may want to use a brush or scrubber to get them extra clean.
Choose your sealant
There are different sealants in the market, so it’s important to choose one specifically designed for use on thermally modified siding or rainscreen. Read the labels carefully to ensure they will work with your material.
Apply the sealant
Once you’ve chosen your sealant, it’s time to seal your thermally modified siding and rainscreen. Do this using a brush, roller, or sprayer. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label carefully to get the best results.
Let it dry
After you’ve applied the sealant on your exterior siding, it’s important to let it dry completely before moving on to the next step. This usually takes a few hours, but be sure to check the label of your specific product for an estimate.
Apply a topcoat
To get better results, you should apply a top coat of sealant over the dried base coat. It will help to protect the surface from UV rays and other environmental factors. Like with the basecoat, it’s essential to let the topcoat cure completely before using the siding surface. It usually takes several days, so check your product’s label for an estimate.
Inspect the results
After the sealant has dried, take a close look at the surface to make sure that it’s completely covered. If there are any areas that seem like they could use another coat, go ahead and apply another layer.
Repeat as needed
Note that you may need to repeat this process every few years to keep your thermally modified siding or rainscreen looking its best. Be sure to inspect your siding and rainscreen regularly and reapply the sealant as needed.
Seek Professional Assistance
If you don’t have the necessary skills to seal your thermally modified siding and rainscreen by yourself, be sure to seek professional assistance. There are several companies specializing in these tasks, and they can usually get the job done quickly and efficiently.
While keeping your thermally modified siding and rainscreen well-maintained is essential, it’s also important to remember that these materials are designed to last for many years. With proper care and maintenance, you can expect them to look great and perform well for a long time. Contact Sherwood Lumber for our high quality Americana siding and rainscreen.