Giving a home a modern appearance is easily done with metal siding. Since metal roofs were becoming more popular, our team at Kanga Roof has started offering metal siding. Metal siding provides homeowners with durability, low maintenance, and a modern appearance but it can be hard to keep it looking new. If you want to keep your home looking pristine, there are some maintenance tasks you will need to perform. Below is a guide on how to ensure that your metal siding stays looking new and that your home stays safe.
1- Regular Cleaning
Maintaining any part of your home will require regular cleaning. Removing dirt, dust, and other pollutants will help keep the exterior surfaces of your home looking pristine, rather than dark and dingy. There are a few different ways you can approach cleaning metal siding. Pressure washing is one of the most popular ways to clean siding because it removes even caked-on stains and uses a limited amount of chemicals.
Homeowners can also use a soft-bristle brush or a scrub brush to clean the siding. If you want the siding to look new, use a soft brush, start at the top of the siding then work down, and rinse thoroughly when finished. All of this will prevent streaks and scratches from occurring.
2- Prevent Mold And Mildew Growth
The build-up of mold and mildew will change the color of your siding and make your home look neglected. If you want your metal siding to look brand new, keeping mold off the outside of your home is the best way to do it. Preventing mold can be done in a few ways:
Ensure Proper Ventilation
Good ventilation in your home will help keep moisture levels down. Mold and mildew thrive in moist environments, so keeping your home dry and having air circulating in the home will limit mold growth.
Keeping your surrounding plants trimmed will help keep your siding looking new. Trimming trees can prevent scratches to your siding and help improve airflow around the home. Trimming shrubs and other bushes will also limit insects and moisture from inhabiting your siding as well.
3- Clean Your Gutters And Downspouts
An area that is often neglected when it comes to maintaining your siding is your gutters. Having frequent gutter cleaning will prevent them from overflowing when it rains and rotting debris from creating stains or mold. If you want to prevent splashing debris on your metal siding, have an annual gutter cleaning, and don’t neglect the downspouts.
4- Inspect For And Repair Damage Often
Regularly inspecting your home for damage will keep the home safe, but also will help you repair your siding to help it stay looking new. If you want your siding to look the same as the day it was installed, scheduling necessary repairs as soon as possible is the only way to do that.
Hiring a professional roofing company or contractor is the best way to ensure that repairs are done in a timely and efficient manner. Minor dents and scratches can be improved by using touch-up paint to prevent the metal from corroding.
5- Maintain Surrounding Structures
The condition of the rest of your home or the structures next to your home can play a role in how your metal siding looks. Keeping materials clean, sealing around windows, and keeping your roof structurally sound will help prevent strain on your siding.
Keep Your Metal Siding Looking New With Kanga Roof
If you enjoy the look of metal roofs, you will enjoy the look and feel of metal siding. If you want a modern or industrial feel for your home, metal siding from Kanga Roof is the best way to go. The exterior of your home will be much better protected from outside elements when you have metal siding installed. Having durable siding for your home will help you be able to focus on other tasks around your home and put worries aside.
Increasing your curb appeal for your home will help you have a better ROI as well. Even if you are not ready to sell your home at the moment, installing more modern siding, roofing, or landscaping can elevate the value of your home. This not only makes it more appealing for you but also to potential buyers in the future. Let our team at Kanga Roof improve your roof, siding, and gutters with our professional skills. Contact us to get started today!