Wood Siding Care and Maintenance Tips


Make sure that sprinklers do not spray water onto your wood siding, especially sprinkler heads which point upwards and can spray water under the edges of your wood siding.


Routine Care

Inspect and maintain wood siding

Unprotected wood siding risks being destroyed by insects, mold, and mildew.

And rotten wood can allow water damage to occur inside your home.

Timing: May (yearly)

How To

The following maintenance tasks should be conducted for your wood siding:

Prune trees, shrubs, and bushes so that branches do not rub against the wood siding.

Check all surfaces for weathering and paint failure. Re-paint or add a stain or water-repellant as necessary.

Re-nail loose siding (use rust-resistant screws); replace rotted areas; repair splits as necessary.

Check for termites, carpenter ants, and wasp’s nest.

Pressure wash and clean siding as necessary, or re-paint.

Take special care to ensure that ground, debris, leaf piles, etc are not touching your wood siding. This can lead to insect infestation.


Maintaining Value


Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs

Health & Safety

The benefits of this task are relatively high, in that proper maintenance of your wood siding helps prevent costly damage from pest infestation, water damage, more expensive repairs, etc.


The cost of this task can be significant from an investment of time, depending on the size and condition of your home.


Originally posted at http://www.petermuehlbronner.home-wizard.com/tip/tip_wsd_3

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