The wood that goes under residential siding — exterior sheathing — performs several functions. It adds insulation, waterproofing and structural support for the framing. It also provides a surface on which to nail the siding. The most common sheathing materials include oriented strand board and plywood.
Will bleach hurt vinyl siding?fotex2020-04-23T21:08:03+00:00
Although vinyl siding can also be cleaned with detergents, Clorox is much more effective for removing stubborn baked-on dirt, soot, stains, mold and mildew. Clorox bleach will not harm vinyl siding as long as it is properly diluted and thoroughly rinsed from the surface.
Is it all right if you just repaint instead of getting new siding?fotex2020-04-23T21:00:09+00:00
As the thickness of vinyl siding increases, two things tend to happen: Durability increases and aesthetics improve. Thicker vinyl siding is better able to mimic the profile of wood siding and shingles. However, better looks, quality and longevity come at a cost. That’s why thin siding still exists.
How should vinyl siding be maintained?fotex2020-04-23T20:56:07+00:00
Vinyl siding is a reasonably priced, lightweight, and virtually maintenance-free way of providing thermal protection to the home’s exterior. According to “Remodeling Magazine’s” 2014 Cost vs. Value Report, a midsize vinyl siding remodel will increase your home’s value by 78.2 percent of the project’s cost.
When is the best time to install siding?fotex2020-04-23T21:03:56+00:00
Because of the longevity of siding, it is usually best to have it installed on a home you are planning on living in for at least three years. However, beautiful siding can be installed any time of year.
Is pressure washing bad for vinyl siding?fotex2020-04-23T21:06:52+00:00
YES, pressure washing absolutely can damage vinyl siding if done incorrectly. Pressure washing is not good to use on any kind of softer surface, and vinyl siding is a hard surface, but it’s not as hard as, say, brick.
What’s so great about vinyl siding?fotex2020-04-23T21:03:11+00:00
Vinyl siding is manufactured to last a very long time. Warranties for vinyl siding can range from 20-40 years depending on the thickness with many manufacturers now offering lifetime warranties that can be transferred to the next owner.
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