Newer and modern siding products are built to withstand considerably more abuse than their predecessors. However, even the sturdiest clapboards can still be prone to a few common problems that plague many homeowners. Your siding serves as one of your home’s first lines of defense against the elements, so keeping it in top condition should be high priority.
Thankfully, if there are common siding problems, there are also siding solutions. Let our remodeling experts at Homecraft Inc. walk you through how to deal with some of these serious siding issues.
No other culprit causes more problems that will have you calling a siding contractor than moisture. Moisture can be in the form of rainwater dripping on your siding from clogged gutters, or it can be from the high levels of humidity both inside and outside of your home. In some cases, it could also come from condensation on windows. Preventing moisture damage will take a systemic approach and making sure that its common sources are patched up to protect your siding.
Animals and Pets
Siding boards are designed to withstand impact, rot, deterioration and even some harsh weather. However, they can be vulnerable to small animals who might make their homes in your walls. A thorough inspection of your siding at least once a year can keep most pests and the damage they cause at a minimum.
Some products, like vinyl siding, require very little maintenance while others, like wood siding, needs frequent repainting and care. No matter how sturdy or durable your siding is, it will still need regular maintenance to keep it in top condition. Experts recommend calling your local contractor for a check-up and preventive maintenance once or twice a year.
At Homecraft Inc., we are your leading provider of siding installation, repairs and maintenance services. Give us a call at (302) 798-0302 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Hockessin, Wilmington and nearby areas in DE.