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Wood Siding Painting & Staining Services

Wood siding is a wonderful home exterior choice. It is not uncommon to see homes with wood siding in our neighborhoods. However, over time wood siding can fade, chip, or peel just like other exterior surfaces. The primary cause is often wearing and tear over the years from our ever-changing climate. High heat and sunshine in the warmer months can fade the exterior of your home, while too much rain can even result in wood rot and other damages. If your cedar and wood siding has become weathered this season, reach out to CertaPro Painters® of Washington DC to schedule a free estimate on your next residential painting service.

I was very impressed with all points of contact with CertaPro, from the initial proposal through the end of the job. The work crew was especially awesome, they did a great job very quickly and left the yard cleaner than when they came. Will definitely recommend.

- Krag F. | Washington, DC

Krag F. | Washington, DC

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Common Questions about Wood Siding

If you maintain your wood siding how long will it last? 20-40 years with proper maintenance.

How often do we need to have the wood siding painted? Proper maintenance will includes resealing and repainting every couple of years. Holes or cracks need to be patched sooner rather than later.

Why do we need to maintain it so often? Exterior wood siding is very vulnerable to water damage which leads to mold, rot and eventually splitting and bowing of the wood.

Should we pressure wash our wood siding house? No, we recommend to skip power washing on wood siding houses as it can lead to chipped paint that will then allow moisture into the wood.

How do you repair wood siding? If you check on your siding regularly, damage will typically only be limited to a few boards. This is an easy repair because it doesn’t require full replacement. When replacing wood siding we are careful to remove the damaged wood without damaging any of the nearby boards. We will often see holes or cracks in wood siding as well. Generally this is an easy fix, we scrape away the loose paint around the area and get out any rot that may be inside. We then sand the area, apply the filler and sand it down.

How do I know if my wood siding needs to be replaced? Warping, cracking or very obvious damage may be a sign your home needs a full replacement. This may be the case if your home is older.

When you do decide to replace your exterior wood siding, you may want to consider alternative materials. For example, if you love the look of wood but not all the maintenance, engineered wood may be a good alternative. It has many of the same qualities as wood siding but can be more durable. For example, it’s more resistant to water damage, mold, warping, and insect infestations. It’s also affordably priced compared to solid wood siding, and should require a bit less maintenance over time.