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The next time you walk outside, take a moment to gaze up at your roof. What do you see? Do you see even shingles that are all laying flat? Or do you see shingles that are starting to curl and that are covered in moss? You can tell a lot about the condition of your roof just by looking at it. If you are at all concerned about the state of your roof, then your first call should be to a roofing contractor. They can evaluate the situation and recommend repairs or replacement as needed. Learn more about roofing and roofing contractors here on this website.


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Adding New Siding To Your Home's Exterior

Lori Silva

The installation of vinyl siding is a relatively common upgrade to make to a house. While adding siding may be a fairly routine upgrade to make to a home, there are still a number of facts that you may need to review before deciding whether to commit to the process of making this upgrade to ht home.

Vinyl Siding Can Be Effectively Cleaned With A Pressure Washer System

The exterior of your home can become extremely dirty and dusty over the months. Removing the dust and dirt can be an involved process due to the amount of space that you will have to clean. Vinyl siding can be one material that will be remarkably easy for a homeowner to keep clean. This material will be naturally resistant to the development of stains. Additionally, this is a surface that will be able to undergo pressure washing. This type of washing can enable the entire exterior to be cleaned in as little time as possible. In addition to being extremely quick, this is a cleaning option that can also avoid the need to use cleaning chemicals that could contaminate the soil or create other problems for the property.

A Moisture Barrier Will Be Between The Siding And The Exterior  

To prevent damage to the exterior of the home, a moisture barrier will be installed between the exterior of the house and the siding. This barrier will help to stop moisture from being able to come into contact with the wood, masonry, or other exterior material that is used in your home. Prior to the application of this barrier, it can be advisable to clean the exterior so that any dust or dirt that is on the exterior may be cleaned. This can minimize the risk of these substances leaving scratches on the exterior of the home as a result of rubbing against it during the installation or removal process.

Vinyl Siding Far Less Susceptible To Insect Damage

Insect damage can be another routine threat to the exterior of your house. If given enough time, many insects can cause severe structural damage to the exterior of the house that may prove to be extremely costly for the property owner. Vinyl siding can have the advantage of being extremely resistant to insect damage. While this will not eliminate the need to treat your property for insects, rodents, and other pests, it is an additional level of protection that may help to mitigate this common property threat.

Reach out to a siding contractor for more information.