Although new siding is more durable and requires relatively less maintenance than exterior wall paint, it’s far from being invincible. In time, your siding will encounter problems that you’ll want to address as soon as possible.
In this post, we list four common siding problems you need to take care of immediately.
1. Surface Deterioration
Your home’s siding doubles as a weather barrier for your home, so the most common problem that will manifest is surface deterioration. This is actually an umbrella term that encompasses a lot of things, but most commonly refers to weather effects, such as water damage, scratches and physical deterioration of the material.
As a general rule, you’ll only need to replace your siding if the surface deterioration affects more than 40% of your siding. If it’s just isolated damage or a patch that’s soaked in rainwater, you can have it repaired.
2. Fading Color
Fading siding color isn’t as pressing a concern compared to some of the others on this list, but failing to address this problem can affect your home’s curb appeal and overall value. You can actually restore the color with common products, but if your hardware is more than 20 years old, it’s better to replace it with a new one.
3. Exposed Nails
This problem manifests as a result of surface deterioration, specifically, weather damage from strong winds or rain. Exposed nails can rust fast and will present a hazard to you and your family. We recommend getting rid of exposed rusty nails and replacing them with new ones.
4. Broken Caulk
This is an isolated siding problem that usually results from rainwater damage after the formation of a leak somewhere on the roof or gutters. The holes and patches of exposed caulk are unattractive, but you can easily address them with timely repair. We recommend having a professional siding company like us to do it for you. We’ll restore your siding to its original or even better condition.
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