Helpful tips and advice for home maintenance from your roof to your porch.
Your home can really take a beating from the elements. Month after month year after year the outside of your house has to withstand sun, rain, wind,hail and snow. Just like your mailman, whether rain or shine your home doesn't get a day off. It can really take a toll on the exterior of your home. It won't take long before it can begin to look dirty, grimy and even moldy.
The best protection is a good power washing that can make even an older house look fresh and new. For those that have never had their home power washed before you may have a few questions...
What are the benefits of power washing your home?
Power washing blasts accumulated dirt,grime and mold off of the exterior of your home. Power washing uses a strong stream of water to do all the work for you, eliminating the need to climb a ladder and scrub, scrub, scrub, (fun for no one.)
How often should I power wash my home?
How often you power wash your home is going to depend on the climate and environment where you live. If you live in a more humid environment, the exterior of your home could be more vulnerable to mold and mildew accumulation. You might live in a place that gets heavy storms, and those could bring with them more wind, dirt and leaves. Living in a place with lots of leafy trees could also mean you need more frequent power washings. Homes in Washington DC are susceptible to all the elements. It is best to really keep an eye on your home and maintenance is key.
When cleaning is not enough is it time to replace your siding?
There are times your home might need a little more than a good power washing; you may need to replace your siding altogether. If your house's siding has any signs of physical damage such as being cracked or broken. You might need to consider getting them replaced. It may also be the case if your home’s siding is showing signs of heavy mold or dry rot. The sun can also have very strong effect on your siding. With faded siding there is no amount of power washing that can fix that.
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