Are you worried that the siding on your house is in desperate need of replacing? Do you fear that your home might ensure heavy water damage if it isn’t fixed soon? If so, then you need to learn all about the many signs you need a siding replacement service.
Such signs include pest damage, storm damage, and more. Knowing these signs will help you identify when it’s time to invest in a siding replacement company.
See below for an in-depth guide on the many different signs that you need a siding replacement to protect your home and all the belongings inside.
When it comes to pests, you’ll find that they flock to places that are already in a bad condition. For example, termites tend to gather in wood that’s already suffered significant water damage and/or dry rot.
If you feel that pests are setting up shop along the side of your house, then you might consider scheduling a pest control company to come take a look. They can fill you in on what pests, if any, have caused the damage to your siding.
Regardless of what pest it ends up being, you’ll need to get the siding replaced. If critters have damaged the siding on your house, then they’ve sabotaged its shell of protection. The result could be significant water damage, which can lead to thousands of dollars in repairs.
Thankfully, you can reach out to the leading siding services in the entire south-central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland region. We’ll help assess the damage quickly, give you a quote, and then work to quickly install the siding and get it back to where it needs to be.
With the new siding installed, those critters will find it impossible to reenter and will move on to other places in the neighborhood (or beyond) for shelter.
Those in the south-central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland area know all too well about the damage that storms can bring. Whether it’s the hail storms in the summer or treacherous snow in the winters, they can be enough to undo the siding on your home.
No matter what time of year it is, be sure to take a walk around your home every few weeks to inspect the siding, especially after a serious storm occurred.
Does the siding look splintered or damaged? Is there any paint peeling off of it? Do any of the pieces seem unlevel or sagging? If so, then it’s time to reach out for professional help.
Some of you might also notice significant damage from a hail storm. Depending on how deep the dent is (as well as what material your siding is made of), it might be enough for water to start leaking inside.
While you’re at it, take a look at the condition of your roof. Did it sustain any damage of its own? Did the high winds cause a few shingles to fly off? It’s important to have a professional reinstall your protection from above (the roof) and the sides (siding) as fast as possible.
Does the wood on the side of your house look like it’s been weakened? Are their large orange or brown patches that are showing up throughout? Do you detect a musty smell every time you walk past a certain area of your home’s exterior?
These are all signs of dry rot. Two things cause dry rot to occur: spores and damp wood.
When wood has become damp due to heavy rainfall or a leak in the siding/roof, it’s vulnerable to a mess of trouble. If airborne spores happen to fall on that wood while it’s still damp, this can start a rapid growth of fungus, which is when dry rot starts to kick in.
If that’s the case, then you need to replace the infected area entirely. The problem will only continue to worsen, so don’t delay the inevitable.
This is slightly obvious, but any time that you notice your house is missing a piece of siding, you need to get your siding replaced right away.
That missing piece, regardless of how big or small it is, is just asking for trouble. It can be the start of dry rot, hungry termites, water damage, and more.
As soon as you notice that your siding and/or roof is missing a piece of it, be sure to contact us right away. We’ll get things patched up in no time, thus protecting the quality of your house.
Most homeowners see that their paint is peeling off and respond in one of two ways: they either shrug it off or try to paint over it.
But the paint isn’t the issue; it’s just an indication of a larger problem. When there are significant amounts of peeling paint, then it’s likely a sign of humidity issues with the wood.
If that’s the case, then dry rot may have started, in which case there’s no saving the wood. Get that siding replaced with a more durable, waterproof material such as vinyl siding.
Now that you have seen an in-depth guide on the telltale signs that you need a siding replacement right away, be sure to use this information to your advantage.
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