How to Maintain Your James Hardie Siding

James Hardie is the leading manufacturer of siding material in the U.S. and many Americans have come to love their products for their durability and minimal maintenance needs. If you have recently invested in residing your home with James Hardie siding, you probably want to know how to keep it looking its best. Luckily, care is simple and straightforward with a little know-how. Last week we discussed how to clean your James Hardie siding and this week, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about maintaining it. Learn more, below.


How to Maintain Your James Hardie Siding

Proper maintenance of your home’s exterior helps to prevent water from seeping in and will keep your home looking beautiful for years to come. The specific amount of maintenance your siding will require depends on a number of factors including design, location, landscaping, and regional weather patterns. In general, these are the maintenance tips that all homeowners with James Hardie Siding should adhere to:

  • If you purchased a home without downspouts and gutters, be sure to install them promptly
  • Clean your gutters regularly and keep an eye out for blocked pipes and overflows to be sure they are addressed as quickly as possible
  • Trim trees, bushes, and vegetation near your home so that it never comes in contact with your siding
  • Adjust your sprinkler system so that they do not soak the soil near your home’s foundation
  • Avoid allowing deicing salts to come into contact with your siding. These salts can cause damage to your siding and age it prematurely. As an alternative, consider using gravel or sand to manage the icy and snowy areas near your home’s siding
  • Be sure that all drainage slopes and external ground clearances are well maintained in order to prevent water from pooling around your home.

By following these simple care and maintenance tips, your James Hardie siding will look beautiful for years to come.

Want to learn more about James Hardie siding? Call Schaefer Siding and Exteriors

To learn more about James Hardie siding, contact Schaefer Siding and Exteriors today. Schaefer Siding and Exteriors has been installing and repairing James Hardie siding in Maryland since 1977. We’re both VSI certified and a CertainTeed 5-Star rated Contractor as well as a James Hardie Preferred Remodeler. To learn more, contact us today at 410-781-4028 or email us. You can also visit our website for more information.

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