Why You Should Regularly Check Your Siding
Your home’s siding is like armor. It protects your house from the elements and can add to its curb appeal. If your siding isn’t properly maintained, it can cause serious problems to your home’s interior and exterior. Whether your siding is wood, vinyl, or aluminum, problems can arise which can compromise the structure of your home. It’s important to do siding inspections at least twice a year to be vigilant and prevent potential damage. Here are a few things that can occur if your siding is neglected.
Wood Rot. If there are cracks, peeling paint, or gaps in your siding, water is able to penetrate the wood framing. This can lead to the wood getting saturated which can cause the rotting process to begin if left unattended. If wood rot beings, it can spread to other areas of the house and compromise your home’s structure.
Critter Infestations. When there are cracks in the siding and the wood framing is exposed, it can become a potential entry point for insects and animals. This can cause serious damage to your home’s framing and even the electrical wiring. Infestation problems can also happen which will require the services of animal control or an exterminator.
Poor Curb Appeal. Siding that is cracked, missing, or peeling, can make your home look old and worn. This can negatively impact its overall curb appeal. If you are thinking about selling your home in the future, this can potentially decrease buyer interest and negatively affect your home’s resale value.
If you have found a siding problem in your home, don’t hesitate to call us. We will assess the problem and make a plan for repair.