Your siding is an essential part of your home’s defense against the elements, which is why you need to make sure it remains in good condition. Maris Home Improvements, a top siding installer and deck contractor, lists below the top siding concern and shares tips on how to deal with them.
There’s a reason why contractors recommend fixing any damage to your home as soon as possible. It is because the damage can quickly spread to the other parts of your home, such as your interior, where it can cause more damage. As such, problems with your roofing can affect your siding.
Loose shingles can let in rainwater. It can then work its way through the underlayers and eventually to the siding. Excess moisture will eventually cause warping and buckling in your siding.
This is why routine maintenance for your siding, or any other part of your exterior for that matter, is necessary. Being constantly exposed to natural wear and tear, your exterior will eventually suffer some form of damage. When it does, you need to fix the damage before it becomes worse. We recommend that you have your siding inspected at least once every year or after an extreme weather event.
Hail and Storm-Swept Debris
In particular, you should be concerned after wind and hail storms. While the blunt force of storm winds can damage your siding, it’s usually the debris they carry with them that inflicts most of the damage.
Hailstones can do as much damage as storm-swept debris, although the extent of the damage would ultimately depend on the size of the hailstones. Keep in mind that not all dents on your siding will be visible. To make sure these minor dents don’t turn into major leaks, have a contractor inspect your siding after an extreme weather event. Contractors that offer exterior renovation services usually offer storm damage repair services as well.
Before hiring a contractor, make sure to check their qualifications. It’s easy to miss the signs of siding damage. Siding installation experts will know how to properly fill in the gaps in your siding that can serve as entry points for moisture.
Looking for a qualified siding contractor in your area? Maris Home Improvements’ team has over 100 years of combined professional installation experience. We offer fencing, decking, siding installation and replacement window services. To request an estimate, call us at (636) 200-5566 or contact us through this form.