The winter season can be harsh to your home’s exterior, especially to your siding. And, since your siding makes up a large portion of your exterior, it plays the important role of protecting your home against the elements. Because of its exposure to fluctuating temperatures and other weather events, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if your siding has sustained damage over the winter months.
Here are some of the most common types of siding damage that you should look for as the colder season comes to an end.
Moisture can create serious damage to your siding, so it’s crucial to detect such issues as soon as possible. Look for signs of warping or peeling paint, and have a professional check if this is due to moisture damage. Better hire a contractor to do this for you and to carry out any necessary repairs or replacement.
Cracks and Breakage
Siding experts would have you check for cracking and breaking, especially if you have vinyl siding. These problems occur because of sudden changes in temperature, which causes the siding to expand and contract. Such movements can strain the siding and lead to cracking or breaking.
If you have wood siding, it likely has a protective layer called lamination. During winter, however, this layer may wear off depending on its age and the amount of snow it has been exposed to during the season. When the lamination starts wearing off, your siding could become vulnerable to moisture and rot.
Loose or Missing Panels
Winter storms may come with strong winds that could knock off one or more siding panels. This could expose your home’s exterior walls to various elements, making it more prone to damage. Siding panels do not typically get dislodged easily. So, when this happens, it could either be due to poor installation or regular wear and tear. Call a professional so that they can evaluate your siding and determine whether a replacement is already in order.
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