Your siding is one of the most important exterior components of your home. It is designed to protect your property as well as the foundation and contents within it from harsh weather events. It is capable of keeping you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s sweltering outside. While it is essential to keep it lasting over the years, there are things that may affect its performance in the long run. Your local siding and roofing contractor will share some of them here today.
Moisture. Although siding has the ability to keep moisture out when it’s damaged, moisture may be able to penetrate the siding resulting in buckling and warping. This is why homeowners are encouraged to pay attention to any issue with their siding. No matter how little the concern is, neglecting it would lead to serious problems eventually.
Improper installation. Similar to any home feature, a high-quality siding won’t perform its intended function of providing top-notch protection if the installation wasn’t done appropriately. When this happens, problems may appear earlier than expected, resulting in premature failure.
Poor maintenance. Siding and roof replacement companies remind you that failing to regularly clean and schedule inspections on your siding can cause serious damage to the system. As a general rule, most experts recommend having your siding checked at least once a year.
Roofing concerns. Apparently, this can affect your siding as well. It can be noted that if your roofing has worn out, it becomes easier for moisture to penetrate the under layers and find its way into your siding.
Pests. These are also considered a common cause of siding dilemmas. Take note that it could be worse if you have wood siding or any siding composed of organic material. Woodpeckers can drill holes in search of food and termites can tunnel their way into your siding. To prevent pests from invading your siding, utilize insecticides or spray hot water through a spray nozzle.
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