Preparing Your Siding for Winter

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The winter weather can be tough on a lot of things, especially your home and its siding. Preparing your property and home before winter is a must because of all the bad conditions and elements that mother nature brings this time of year. Take the time to prepare your siding for this coming winter.

Repair Damage
Throughout the life of your home’s siding, it may experience some damage from time to time. Whether it’s holes from animal or cracks from freezing temperatures, all damage should be repaired as soon as possible. This is especially true during the fall before the winter arrives with its snowy and icy weather.

Check For Mold
If your siding was not properly installed, or if there were any cracks or holes for extended periods of time, then you could have a mold problem. Siding, such as vinyl, is a great option for providing your home with a secure fit to prevent mold growth. However, if moisture does get behind the siding material then it could cost you a pretty penny to remove any of the water damage and mold.

Stay Warm
Properly installed and maintained vinyl siding can keep your home well insulated during the winter. This siding can keep your home warmer, which will prevent your heating system from overworking; wasting your hard earned money. By inspecting, repairing, or re-siding your home before the winter, you can save money on heating costs while sitting inside of your toasty home!

If you need help with repairs or re-siding, be sure to contact the experts at Preferred Exterior. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (516) 354-7252.

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