Cedar Siding Cleaning and Staining

Cedar Siding Cleaning and Staining



hello my name is Mike Hill born founder of roof to deck wood siding that is cared for can last fifty to sixty years or longer wood siding that is neglected can begin to deteriorate in less than ten years once the bark is taken off the tree the wood has no way of protecting itself the damaging effects of weather on unprotected wood can begin immediately rain melting snow and morning dew are quickly absorbed by unprotected wood causing it to swell the sun's heat causes drying which causes the wood to shrink these cycles of wet and dry freezing and thawing swelling and shrinking cause wood to warp split cup and crack in addition there's the damaged algae and moss cause moss is harmful because it actually grows roots into the wood and feeds on the wood also Moss does not allow the wood to dry and when wood doesn't dry it rots all of which lead to shortened wood life expensive repairs and early replacement keeping your wood siding cleaned and stained is the best way to double the life of your siding and keep it looking beautiful we are the industry experts the following steps are the proper way to maintain your wood siding we begin by preparing the wood if the wood siding has a previous stain on the wood we will use a wood stripper if the wood siding does not have a coating or stain we apply a wood cleaner we then start cleaning the wood with low pressure the wood cleaner or stripping solution is what is cleaning the wood not water pressure just like washing your hands with soap using strippers and cleaners means we don't have to scrub so hard the cleaners are doing the bulk of the work third we then apply a neutralizer that is also a wood brightener it is important to neutralize the wood to a base of 7 on the pH chart to make sure the stain properly bonds to the wood the neutralizer also brightens the wood making it even more beautiful fourth the wood must then dry that can be from a day or two to several weeks depending on the web we make sure the wood is dry by using a sophisticated moisture meter v we then stain the side and use an airless sprayer applying the stain consistently and liberally allows for a very even heavy coat of stain on the saya t the stain is an oil-based stain that will protect the wood from the Sun rain and snow without cracking or peeling staining wood siding is the only way to protect the wood from the damaging effects of the Sun keeping siding cleaned and stained will add years of service to the siding and keep it looking beautiful

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