Getting siding replacement—there is more to this than meets the eye. That’s why proper inspection and regular upkeep have big roles to play. You also need to choose the siding material that you are willing to maintain for a number of years.
Not all kinds of siding are the same. There are certain materials built and installed to match the particular needs of your home. When in doubt, get in touch with your trusted siding contractors in Minneapolis to learn how to conduct a proper inspection.
Here are several siding materials, along with ways of checking them for any damage:
- Check for peeling paint. This is the most obvious defect in siding.
- Look for areas where water can most likely accumulate.
- Examine your siding for decays.
- Go around your siding and poke at the areas that are susceptible to water penetration.
- Inspect areas that have dried out and have missing caulking.
- Look for obvious physical damage from baseballs, basketballs, weed trimmers, rocks flung from snowblowers or lawnmowers, as well as other damage caused by harsh weather.
- Check for deformities caused by grilling too close to the siding.
- Examine for cracks and weak spots where water can penetrate.
Stucco and Stone Siding
- For your stucco siding, check for stains and signs of water penetration in the walls. Stone siding is usually installed only in front of the house but is subject to the same siding issues as stucco.
- Moisture absorption is difficult to identify for both materials, so we recommend that you contact your professional Minneapolis siding contractor for help.
Now is the best time to check your siding for any damage so you can be prepared if a replacement is necessary. As the largest James Hardie® Preferred Remodeler in the upper Midwest, we at Twin Cities Siding Professionals offer a variety of durable siding products that come in several looks and textures. For your siding needs or for more information on proper inspection, feel free to give us a call today.