Like every other part of your home, your siding will need periodic maintenance. Check on the condition of your siding – has it been too long since it was repaired or replaced? High winds can tear the siding right off your home, so if you’re worried about it, here are some signs your siding has been damaged.
Inspect Your Wood Siding
When you inspect your wood siding, you’ll also find two very common problems: the paint on it is starting to crack, or that the wood is beginning to rot. When the paint peels off, it is highly visible and hard to hide. Besides being an eyesore, it could pose a hazard to the environment, depending on the type of paint. Your community, county, or city could have local laws about maintaining the paint on wood siding as well.
Look around your gutters or anywhere else water collects for signs of rot damage on your wood siding. Start by looking for obvious holes, but sometimes, it’s not as apparent and you will need to touch the siding and apply pressure to see if cracks appear.
Vinyl siding provides even more protection against rain than wooden siding does. But the main problem is that it simply isn’t watertight, and isn’t intended to be. You will need to pair your vinyl siding with something called a water-resistive barrier.
That said, it’s far more likely for vinyl siding to suffer physical damage during a sudden hailstorm or a ball hitting it. Damages from sources of heat are just as likely, so keep that in mind. And although vinyl siding does offer protection against water damage, you should still keep an eye on it.
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