Why Caring For Your James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding Could Add Years To Its Life

Fiber Cement Siding is all the rage here in Aurora and across the country for that matter.  More homeowners than ever are deciding to make the switch to a siding brand that costs a little more but offers myriad more in protection, durability, and high-quality appearance.  If you haven’t jumped on board this siding revolution, we highly suggest you go back through our blogging series to find out just why James Hardie Fiber Cement is exactly the right fit for your Colorado home.  However, if you have made the switch, it is important that you care for the James Hardie siding on you Aurora home correctly.  While James Hardie Fiber Cement siding is engineered to be low maintenance, there are a few pointers we like to give our customers that will help extend the life of your already durable siding that much more.  

James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding Maintenance

Clean Your James Hardie Siding Each Year

It is important that you clean your James Hardie siding every 6 to 12 months.  Simply rinse it down on a sunny day with a water hose on a low pressure to remove the dirt from the surface.  

Be On The Lookout For Signs Of Wear And Tear

Looking out for the very first signs of breakage in the applied caulking is a good way to prevent possible damage to your siding.  If you find damage then you simply need to reapply it or have it reapplied any damage is done to the hardy board.  *When buying caulk look for words “Permanently flexible” on the label.

Keep Your Gutters Clean

A hugely crucial part of any home’s exterior maintenance is the regular cleaning of the gutters and pipes. Many people forget or ignore this part but shouldn’t because it could result in heavy repair costs once a pipe breaks out or a gutter overflows.

Make Sure You Have Proper Drainage

Simply put, don’t allow standing water to collect near any part of your home’s siding.  Make sure that the drainage slopes are regularly maintained, the roof is order and gutters are debris free to clear the water.  Also, do not fill landscaping up to the siding which again will cause water to seep in and damage it.

As we mentioned, just by having James Hardie Fiber Cement siding you are well on your way to a long lasting beautiful home.  However, if you carefully follow these tips you can ensure a prolonged life to your siding for even more years to come.  Contact Scottish Home Improvements with any questions you may have about James Hardie Siding care and, a free estimate on fiber cement siding for your Aurora home if you are in the market for quality siding.