The siding on the exterior of your home is critical to help protect the structure of your house from moisture, pests, and damage. However, anything from a lack of maintenance to a hurricane or natural disaster can lead to damaged siding. What should homeowners know about siding damage and how to take care of it? Read on to learn more!
What Are the Signs Your Siding Has Been Damaged?
There are many different types of siding damage, and some of them are more obvious than others. Some of the signs that you have damaged siding include:
- Wood siding that is visibly cracked or rotting
- Siding that is visibly warped
- Bubbling or blistering on the surface of the siding
- Visible mold, mildew, or fungus growth on the siding surface
- Siding that is extremely faded
- Increasing energy bills
Some of these indicate damaged siding that requires replacement, while others can potentially be fixed with repair. This is why it’s so important to contact a skilled siding professional as soon as possible for an inspection and assessment.
Should You Repair or Replace?
When you have damaged siding at your home, it can be hard to decide whether you should repair it or replace it. Even vinyl siding, which is beloved for its durability and versatility, can be damaged. In general, if you are dealing with moisture damage or anything that could potentially lead to damage to the structure of your home, you should replace your siding altogether.
However, if your wood or vinyl siding has experienced mostly superficial damage, like in the aftermath of a hail storm, you might only need it to be repaired. While these problems are not as big as others, it’s important to have repairs completed in a timely fashion so that things cannot worsen. If you do allow cracks to get worse, it can lead to the same moisture problems that you are trying to avoid.
If You Need New Siding, Contact Jim Amos Contracting
Jim Amos Contracting has been serving the Anne Arundel County area for over 45 years. We apply our years of experience and expertise to every single job we do. We provide almost any home improvement service you can think of, from handyman services to complex home additions. Our business was built on our many return customers and their referrals, so we strive for 100% customer satisfaction. We will get every job done right the first time, on time, and within your budget. Give us a call at (410)-349-1700 or contact us through our website today. Jim Amos Contracting is looking forward to the chance to become your new favorite contractor!