Are you in the process of choosing wood siding for your home exterior? Wood Siding can add the punch of color and give your home the curb appeal you are looking for. While it can be aesthetically pleasing, wood siding does come with some drawbacks, including the fact that is high maintenance. KWP Engineered Wood Siding offers the look of wood without all the maintenance.
Let’s take a closer look at the maintenance requirement differences between traditional wood siding and engineered wood siding.
In engineered wood siding, the combined treated wood strands or fibers and adhesive resins produces a composite material which is stronger than natural wood. Moreover, the added water-resistant waxes allows the siding to resist decay and humidity.
In terms of cleaning, siding must be washed annually using non-abrasive household cleansers according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. It is important to test cleansers on a small area to ensure they do not damage the finish. This applies to both types of wood siding.
Follow these four easy steps:
- Close all windows and doors and cover shrubs or flowers in close proximity to the house.
- Rinse siding with a hose to get rid of surface dirt and dust.
- Wash with warm water and mild detergent. Mix the solution in a bucket and use a large brush to wash the siding from top to bottom.
- Rinse entire home right away from top to bottom (with a hose) and make sure all soap and debris are removed.
Traditional wood siding must painted or stained frequently or it will begin to rot or warp (on average every 3-5 years). Engineered wood siding on the other hand, is pre-primed to hold paint. Moreover, KWP backs its paint finish by offering a 25-Finish limited Warranty.