Just like your roofing system, your home’s exterior siding offers long-term protection against the harsh elements. Just like your roof, it is also not impervious to wear and tear. Given that it is the most visible feature of your home, it pays that you are aware of the top culprits behind common siding problems. CRC Roofing & Renovations, Inc., your local roofing, siding, and gutter contractor, takes a closer look at each of them here.
Certain siding materials, particularly wood and other products supported by underlying wood structures, are vulnerable to pests large or small. These include bees, wasps, termites, and even woodpeckers. The damage they inflict on the material can severely limit the protection that the siding offers. A straightforward solution for pest prevention would be to use insecticides. Alternatively, hot water running through a spray nozzle at up to 180 degrees can also be used.
Lack of Maintenance
Many siding products are marketed as low maintenance, but that doesn’t mean they no longer deserve proper care and attention. Siding and gutter repair pros recommend you inspect your exterior siding, regardless if there was a severe storm or not. Scheduling regular maintenance with your contractor allows you to identify potential issues before they grow worse and become a costly “emergency” situation.
This is a serious siding culprit that needs to be addressed. While most siding materials are designed to keep moisture out, they may soon show signs of warping and buckling. This means that moisture has made its way underneath the siding panels. Immediate repair is necessary to prevent it from getting worse.
A high-quality siding won’t do its intended function of providing top-notch protection if it is not installed correctly. When this happens, problems may appear earlier than expected, resulting in premature failure. If you are planning a siding replacement, be sure to turn to a reputable contractor. Do your homework and research them in your area before zeroing in on the one you think can do the job well.
CRC Roofing & Renovations, Inc. provides a wide range of exterior home improvement services, assisting both residential and commercial clients with all types of roofing, siding, and gutter renovations. Call us at (859) 338-1149 to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.