Winterizing Your Siding in Kansas City
You get your house ready for winter in other ways, but what about you roof and siding? Those need to be winterized, too. It’s going to be a long, dark winter full of snow and ice, and if your snowcapped roof leaks, lets in cold air, or even collapses, you’re in trouble. Your home’s exterior siding also protects you from the elements, and needs its own winterization so that you’ll be snug and warm this winter.
If your home’s exterior has seen better days, if it has bulges, cracks, or is otherwise the worse for wear, now is the time to get it replaced.
- Proper installation is key
Even if your home’s siding is only a few years old, improper installation can mean that it has a very short lifespan. When flashings have improper clearances and are not properly installed, water is simply “soaked up” instead of being deflected.
- A great product for winterization: Fiber cement siding
Fiber cement siding resists termites, insects, and damaging storms, including hail. Properly installed, it gives you peace of mind because you’ll have no more worries about wood rot on your home’s exterior. The color, too, is permanent so that you no longer need to paint your house, and comes with a 15-year warranty.