Siding is a design element that can reinvigorate your home’s look, but it has more to offer than what meets the eye. This exterior cladding adds an extra layer of protection against the elements and keeps the insulation material on walls dry. Siding materials, however, tend to deteriorate over time, affecting your home’s weather protection, energy efficiency and curb appeal.
In the first segment of our two-part blog, Twin Cities Siding Professionals lists the signs it’s time for a siding repair or replacement.
Rotting or Warping
Wood siding is popular for its natural look, but it’s not as durable as other types of exterior cladding. This siding material rots when exposed to moisture, which isn’t good news if you are looking for a long-term solution. Vinyl siding, on the other hand, is moisture-resistant, unlike wood. The downside, however, is it buckles when exposed to heat.
Blisters or the bubbles that appear on the surface of your siding are a major red flag. They indicate water trapped in the siding. One of the primary functions of your siding is to keep moisture away from your walls, but the blisters may not allow it to do so. Get in touch with your siding contractor as soon as you notice this issue.
Missing or Damaged Siding
Your siding needs to remain intact and damage-free. Strong impact, however, can pull the material away from your home. Your contractor may suggest reinstalling the detached siding panels, but many people choose to replace the entire system to avoid compromising its look. It’s sometimes more challenging to find the same material with the same color as the system since your siding may have been subjected to weathering.
In the last leg of our two-part blog, Twin Cities Siding Professionals, a James Hardie® contractor, will discuss different siding materials to make the most of your replacement project. Turn to us for a variety of James Hardie siding to match modern and traditional homes. Call us today at (651) 255-2844, or fill out our online form to learn more about our products and services. We are a St. Paul siding contractor serving residents of St Paul and other nearby areas.