Your siding makes up a large portion of your home’s exterior, and it’s exposed to a variety of elements, making it susceptible to different problems. Here are some of the most common causes of siding problems and how to deal with them.
One of the main tasks of your siding is to keep moisture out. At times, it can be hard to notice signs of moisture damage, but a few things you should look out for are warping or buckling. Address the issue immediately before it gets worse.
The quality and condition of your roof can affect your siding as well. For instance, worn or damaged shingles may allow moisture to penetrate the under layers and work its way to the siding. Consider the age of your roofing, and ask a professional if roof replacement would be needed.
Subpar siding installation can shorten the lifespan of your siding so make sure you’re hiring a reliable contractor for the job. Research the siding companies in your area, and carefully check their credentials. You can ask for references as well. This way, you can get a glimpse of the contractors’ professionalism and work ethics from the point of view of past customers.
A lot of siding problems can be prevented with regular upkeep. You might want to have a regular maintenance schedule with a contractor so you won’t forget when it’s time for inspections and other routine tasks. By doing this, you can catch signs of siding issues before they become a bigger problem.
Benjamin Brothers Construction is run by brothers Matt and Cody Benjamin, who have around 60 years of combined construction experience. Our areas of expertise include roof repair, insurance claims, siding and gutters. Call us at (847) 264-4492, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.