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Siding Maintenance

Stains or discoloration of siding can be caused by leaks in the siding, condensation, and rainwater splashing against the siding.

Time Needed: 30 minutes
Frequency: At least 2 times per year 
Number of steps: 1
Tools you might need: none
Skill level: moderate
What if I don’t do this? Serious structural damage to your home could result if a problem is let go too long

Step 1: Inspect For Problems

Check the outdoor caulking and replace any worn or damaged caulk. Check humidity levels inside the house. Check for ice dams and roof leaks. Check for clogged gutters and downspouts. Make sure sprinklers are adjusted away from the house, not towards the siding and windows.

See also: Outdoor Caulking MaintenanceRoofing MaintenanceGutter and Downspout MaintenanceControlling Indoor HumidityProper Use of Humidistats