Like roofing repair, repairing your siding as part of home maintenance is subjective to how much wear and tear is present. Good maintenance and frequent inspection can keep your siding in good condition for a long while, but there are too many factors that can lead to severe damage and irreparable damage. External factors, like heat from sunlight, precipitation, local climate, pests and moisture are just some of the well-known contributors to siding damage. No matter how well-maintained your siding is, there will come a time when you will have to replace it. But how do you determine the proper time to do it? What signs should a homeowner look out for? Expert siding and roofing contractor Pawcatuck Roofing Co. is here to help!
Siding protects your home from sunlight, rain, wind, and snow. It’s this constant exposure to the elements that wear it down in time. If you have wooden siding installed, it starts with peeling paint due to sunlight and changing weather cracking it, then moisture comes into play, weakening it until it rots and spreads along with the whole siding itself. If the rot has only settled in a small portion of the siding, then some repairs can fix it. But if the rot has settled widely across the siding, then a replacement is in order. Replacing your siding with rot-resistant materials (like vinyl composites) is essential for homes situated in areas with high humidity and moisture.
Cracks, Gaps and Holes
Just like how any roofing contractor will tell you that even small holes and gaps in your roof can lead to major damage in time, small cracks on your siding have the same compounding effect over time. These imperfections on your exterior are not only visually unappealing but also permit the entry of foreign contaminants and moisture. Foreign contaminants pose health risks to you, while moisture eats away at the structural integrity of your home.
Moisture is always the leading factor in the deterioration of your home’s amenities and structural integrity. Its presence rusts metal pipes and tools, brings rot to organic materials, and promotes the invasive growth of mold, algae, and fungi. Moisture’s effect is gradual, and its flow into your home is unseen and intangible, making even the smallest breaches in your home’s exterior protection a problem.
When it comes to expert siding maintenance and commercial roof replacement, always remember Pawcatuck Roofing Co.! We provide a wide array of services, with excellent results for agreeable prices! For any inquiries, you can reach us at (860) 940-2343 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve homeowners in Westerly, RI.