Between roofing maintenance, siding inspections and window replacement jobs, there is a lot that goes into keeping your home in good condition. One of the most important parts of this endeavor is making sure that your exteriors performs and looks its best every day. This is best accomplished with regular siding care.

Unfortunately, not many homeowners know how to properly take care of their siding. Siding maintenance is more than simply repairing visible damages and keeping the exterior of your home clean.


Visual Inspections


Unlike your roof that might not always be easily visible or windows that could be hiding potential problems, it’s fairly simple to spot trouble areas in your siding. Give your home a quick visual inspection at least once or twice a year to make sure everything is looking good. You could also enlist the help of your local siding specialist to inspect your siding for any issues.

Vinyl Siding Care


Vinyl is more resistant to common siding problems than wood so keeping it in good condition should be easy. They are, however, prone to trapping moisture, which can seep into your drywall and cause problems. Early signs of water penetration includes stains and streaks against the vinyl surface. Keep an eye out for these symptoms, and call your local contractor for a closer look if you suspect your vinyl siding is having problems.

Keeping Your Siding Protected


Siding protects your home from the elements, but it can also benefit with some protection of their own. Prevent cracks and dents by trimming overgrown trees or shrubs near the siding boards. Avoid heat damage on your vinyl siding by keeping outdoor grills away. Finally, take extra care not to hit your siding with heavy objects like bikes, lawnmowers or cars.

At Illinois Energy Windows & Siding, we are your leading provider of siding repairs, replacement and maintenance. Give us a call toll-free at (866) 629-9880, or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Morton Grove, Jobs and Bolingbrook as well as other nearby areas.