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Yearlong Siding Guide: Tips and Tricks for Every Season

Every season brings about different conditions that can affect your home’s siding, which means maintenance should also vary. But how do you know when to tackle each task? We make it easy by breaking down the top tips by season in this infographic. By following these simple tips, you’ll be on your way to maintaining beautiful siding year-round. Here are some infographic highlights.

Winter: Choose Your Materials Wisely

If you’re planning on tackling a re-siding project, start by researching and choosing your materials wisely. This is particularly important if you live in an area with harsh winter weather. Engineered wood products, like LP® SmartSide® siding, fight severe weather like freeze thaws with their advanced durability and weatherability.

Spring: Schedule Spring Cleaning

Who says spring cleaning is limited to the indoors? As temperatures warm, it’s time to get outside for some sprucing. An easy trick to remove signs of your siding’s natural wear and tear is to clean it by using a cloth or soft-bristled brush dipped in a mixture of 3/4 water to 1/4 white vinegar. Lightly rinse with a hose, and your siding will look spiffy.

Summer: Tackle Paint Touch-Ups

Does your home’s exterior need a paint retouch? With the longer days, summer is an ideal time to begin outdoor home improvement projects like painting. Revamp your home by fixing small paint imperfections with a cotton swab for an instant makeover.

Fall: Seal It Up

Before the frosty temperatures of winter return, replace caulk in the cracks of your siding to ensure heat doesn’t leak out, subsequently saving money on your power bills. Or take a preventative measure by investing in a durable siding option like LP SmartSide siding, which is engineered to sustain extreme weather conditions, from the start. 

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