If you’re a business owner in Boulder, Colorado Springs, or the Denver metro area, chances are, you’ve thought about the condition of your office or commercial building at some point or another. Maybe there was a leak that resulted in costly roof repairs or maybe your windows were drafty and old. These are all common issues that business owners run into at one point or another. However, one thing that many people don’t think about or consider too often is the condition of their siding. Siding is the cladding material on the outside of a building and is used on both commercial and residential buildings. If you’d like to learn more about the importance of maintaining your siding, keep reading.
The most obvious benefit of siding on your home or business is aesthetic appeal. Think about it, the first thing a customer will see when they walk up to your company’s building is the external appearance. This will always be your customers’ s first impression of your company, so it’s of the utmost importance to get it right. There are several ways of maintaining the aesthetic appeal of your siding.
Many people think that rain or snow is enough to keep their siding clean, however, that’s not always the case. You’ll want to start by learning what type of siding you have. The way you wash your siding will depend on what siding material you have. So if you have wood siding, you may need to be more careful how you wash than if you have vinyl or fiber cement siding, a much more durable siding material.
Repairing your siding is another important part of maintaining its aesthetic value. Like with any part of your home, there are certain parts that are durable and others that are not so. The same rules apply when you’re talking about siding. Materials like wood are more susceptible to wear and tear, damage, and rotting. Whereas materials like vinyl or fiber cement are designed to be more water-resistant, rot-resistant, and weather-resistant. That’s not to say that these materials are better, it just means that if you have wood siding, you’ll need to take more care to maintain and repair it if it’s damaged. It’s also important to note that wood siding is not impervious to water, meaning water damage to your home is possible.
A home or business with siding that is well-maintained is more valuable to potential buyers, so if you’re getting ready to sell the building or are doing so in the future, it’s in your best interest to maintain the siding. That goes for both the condition of the siding and the actual design of the siding as well. To a buyer, a building with out of date siding could be just as unappealing as a building with damaged or dirty siding so it may be worth it to look into redoing your siding to meet current trends.
Let us not forget the main purpose of siding and that is to protect the building from external elements. Just like your roof is designed to protect against rain and snow, as well as to maintain the circulation of air throughout the home, your siding is designed to prevent water damage and the foundation of your home or commercial building. A building without siding would also not protecting against insect infestation or anything else that could harm the building.
Contact DJK Siding & Construction
If you need siding repair, replacement, or installation on your commercial building, contact DJK Siding & Construction. We also specialize in roof and window installation.