Dealing with Damage to Your Home’s Siding

Damaged siding can be extremely problematic.

Different weather conditions can all do a number on your home. Although you probably don’t think about it, your roof, siding, gutters, windows, and doors each do their part to help protect your home from wind, rain, and other adverse weather forecasts. But damaged siding can cause several vexing problems, and you need to make sure that damage is taken care of in time.

Why Your Siding Should Be Undamaged

Siding helps to protect the exterior side of the walls. Without this protection, your walls wouldn’t be as stable as you would want to, and that could cause catastrophic structural damage to the rest of your home. Another reason why your siding is so important is that it helps keep the insulation in place. Insulating your home becomes even more necessary when you want to keep cool air from escaping during the summer. Any moisture damage can also lead to several different allergen-related problems, such as the growth of mold and mildew.

How to Identify Damage

When you think your siding is damaged, you must contact a roofing and siding expert. You might not be able to tell when something is wrong. The contractors at Jim Amos will. Splits, dents, warping, and cracking are the most common signs of damage in wooden siding. But if you have other kinds of siding, then it might be more difficult to figure out if anything is wrong.

Termite infestations can also ruin your home’s siding. The major problem with summer heatwaves is that UV rays from the sun can also wreck the outside of your home. Shutters and window frames can also decay due to the sun damage that they suffer. Steel siding could be the upgrade that you’ve been looking for all this time. 

Taking Care of Business

Pulling siding off of your home isn’t a project that the average homeowner can do on their own. Replacing the siding is a better idea than attempting to fix whatever ails it. That said, you should rely on professional expertise instead.

 

For All of Your Contracting Needs, Call 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 on 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!

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