Siding Repair and Replacement
Few things can really make a home stand out and increase its curb appeal like new siding. As siding ages, it’s ability to protect the interior of the home diminishes. Siding is a big investment, and this can lead many homeowners to question when it is necessary.
There are many indicators to be aware of when searching for damage done to your home’s siding. Siding protects a home’s interior drywall and insulation, so it’s important to regularly examine your home.
- Water Stains – This will signal that water may be entering the siding and affecting the interior of the home.
- Rot or Mold – Mold on your interior drywall can indicate that your siding has failed in some areas and need to be repaired.
- Pests and Insects – For owners of wood siding, act fast at the first sign of termites. For vinyl and wood alike, if you are noticing rodents in between your interior and exterior wall, find the areas where they may be entering and make corrections.
- Paint – Your neighbors will thank you for this repair. Keeping up with the paint on your siding can help keep up your home’s aesthetic.
- Seams and Caulk – Caulk can crack and wear away over time especially by UV rays. If there are gaps in areas, it can result in the failure of your siding and a lack of weather tightness.
- Nails – Keep an eye out for exposed, missing or rusty nails. Rust indicates water damage, while exposed or missing nails shows that your siding is expanding, contracting or shifting.