Your siding plays an important role in protecting your home against the elements. While siding products are designed to withstand a range of weather events and last for years, there are a few things that could affect the performance and longevity of your siding.
In this article, siding and roofing repair contractor A Cut Above Exteriors lists four common causes of siding problems and how you can avoid them.
Siding has the ability to keep moisture out. But sometimes due to damage, moisture is able to penetrate the siding. This often results in buckling and warping, so you should pay attention to any damage to your siding. Whether it’s minor or serious damage, never delay repairs.
Roofing issues can affect your siding as well. For example, when roof shingles wear out, it becomes easier for moisture to penetrate the under layers and find its way into your siding. At first, your siding may look normal, but problems underneath the surface may lead to bigger issues later on. That is why you should have your roof fixed immediately and your siding inspected regularly.
Pests like termites and woodpeckers are an issue, especially for wood siding. These should be treated immediately because underlying wood structures supporting your siding may also be affected. To prevent pests from further destroying your siding, you can use insecticides or run hot water on the damaged area. Make sure to address the source of pests as well. Call a professional if you want to ensure a safe, eco-friendly and effective solution.
A Cut Above Exteriors boasts of its vast experience in the home remodeling industry. Our areas of expertise include siding, windows, patio doors, and roofing services. Call us at 503 334 0733 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding areas.