Famous for its durability, beauty, and ability to adequately protect the exterior of a house, siding is the top exterior material of many homeowners today. Siding defends your home from the harsh elements of the outdoors, keeping your indoors safe and comfortable year-round.
However, the same factors that make home exterior siding so vital to a home's protection also undermine its performance over time. Often, long-term exposure to bitter cold, hot sun, high winds, and precipitation eventually wreak havoc on exterior siding. While this material degradation may take decades to occur in properly maintained siding, instances can arise that simple repairs or painting won't resolve.
As a homeowner, you must recognize when your home's siding needs to be replaced. If you notice any of the following issues with your siding, you may need to consider repair and maintenance to avoid total replacement.
Siding is supposed to protect your home from the harsh elements of the weather outside. When siding becomes compromised, water and moisture can create rot. If your siding has begun to rot and crumble, it can not perform its vital role of protection for your home. In some cases of localized rot, repairs may keep the decay from spreading. However, if the siding has corruption spread across large areas, replacing it with non-rot siding material may be time.
Holes and cracks are not only unsightly but are also cause for concern when it comes to the health of your home's siding. Structural integrity may be compromised when siding has cracks, holes, and gaps where insects infiltrate and water seeps into the exterior spaces. It would be best if you repaired these damaged areas as soon as possible to prevent further problems down the road.
Hard To See Hazards
We recommend that homeowners inspect their home's siding annually as many hidden hazards can eventually become significant problems. When examining your house's siding, look at it from several different angles to determine if any siding is bulging or warped. Panels that are no longer lying flat may be the tip of the iceberg, signaling more extensive issues are threatening the structure.
If you feel like you need a pair of expert eyes when it comes to assessing your home's exterior siding, call a professional contractor who can diagnose, advise, and repair or replace any siding that is compromised.
Your home's structural integrity depends on the health of its siding. Making repairs or replacing compromised or outdated siding will ensure your home is protected for years to come.
Most people take a lot of pride in the homes they own. The only way to keep your home looking and functioning great is by investing time and money into improvement/repair projects. If you want to find out about the issues your home has before extensive damage occurs, then performing routine inspections on a monthly basis is a wise move.
Taking a look at the gutter system attached to your home’s roof is a must when performing these in-depth inspections. During the inspection of your gutter system, you need to keep an eye open for some of the signs below that indicate this system needs to be repaired.
The Gutters Are Pulling Away from Your HomeThe gutters attached to your home have to be mounted properly to function correctly. If these gutters are not snugged tight to the house, it is only a matter of time before water damage occurs. Are your gutters starting to pull away from the side of your home? If so, this is an indication that it is time to call in professionals to take a look at your gutter system.
In most cases, this problem is caused by the gutters being weight down with either water or debris. If this debris or water isn’t removed, it is only a matter of time before this system collapses. Trying to clean the gutters without the help of professionals is a recipe for disaster. This is why you need to call in professionals to clean your gutters. At Boyd Construction Co., we can get your gutters cleaned and back in good working order in a hurry.
Peeling Paint Is Never a Good Sign The paint applied to gutters is designed to withstand the punishment that Mother Nature dishes out. Unless the gutters on a home are very old, paint problems usually won’t be a problem. However, if your gutters are relatively new and the paint on them starts to peel, then you need to take notice.
Generally, this problem is an indication that there are water drainage issues present. If the gutters are retaining water, it is only a matter of time before other significant damage takes place. By allowing a professional to diagnose the cause of your peeling gutters, you can address these issues with ease.
The Presence of Gutter CracksAnother problem that you may notice when gutter repairs are needed is substantial cracks. Some homeowners ignore gutter cracks until they start to grow. If you detect smaller cracks in your gutters, you need to get them fixed before they get any worse. In some cases, the only way to address this problem is by completely replacing the gutters. The money invested in new gutters will be worth it, considering the damage they can help you avoid in the future.
If you have noticed one or more of the problems mentioned in this article, it is time to schedule professional gutter repair. Boyd Construction Co. is here to help you fix your broken gutter system.
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