How to Tell If Your Siding Needs to be Repaired or Replaced
Not many people pay too much attention to the exterior siding of their homes. It’s not one of the most noticeable aspects of a building, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. Ignoring problems it has doesn’t make problems it may have magically disappear. There comes a point when your siding is going to get worn out, and it will have to get repaired or replaced. Here are the signs to watch for that will indicate when your siding needs repairing or replacing.
Weather and Wildlife Damage
Your siding is exposed to the elements all of the time, and this can result in the weather doing serious damage to it. It will likely get dented by hailstorms, or you may see paint starting to chip off. Problems like these demand that you get an inspection from a professional at the very least. You’ll also likely want to re-seal it.
Wildlife is another problem that can harm it. We might not always think that the creatures around our yard pose any threat, but there are reasons your siding can be compromised with them around. Woodpeckers can hunt for food in your siding, while insects will turn it into their next home.
Your Siding Has Rot or Fungus
In the state of Maryland, the weather can get humid, and there can be a fair amount of rainfall. Between these two variables, your siding can become dampened, making it more likely to rot or develop fungus if you’re using wooden material. Once the wood has softened and began to crumble, it will no longer serve as sufficient protection for your home, and it will need to be replaced.
Your Siding Has Cracks and Gaps
Your siding can start getting cracks and gaps for a multitude of reasons. Sometimes, it can warp from intense heat, which can happen during the summer. Other times, it could just get old and start to get weaker over time. Whatever the cause may be, you need to address the problem immediately. Weaker siding means that everything from pests to bad weather can get into your home. This can cause additional damage, causing you to spend even more money if you don’t take action. You’ll need to hire a pro to handle the situation before it gets out of hand.
Put JC Services In Your Corner
If you need a roofing, siding, or guttering job done, then JC Services is perfect for your needs. With our expertise, we can offer dependable service anywhere in Anne Arundel County and its surrounding areas. We work with many different affiliates, including JamesHardie, Anderson AW, Owens Corning, GAF, CertainTeed, and Velux Skylights, to make sure you get the highest quality service possible.