- Weather Related
Because the exterior of a home is exposed to the elements 24/7, there are different types of damage that can occur. The first and most common is weather induced. Hail and strong winds are one of the prime suspects of weather-related damage to a home. High winds pick up debris that can hurl directly at your house. This debris can include rocks and branches that then chip and dent the siding. You may see cracking, splits, chipping or even holes.
- Rot or Mold
The next type of damage that is also common is rot and rotting spots. This one mostly relates to wood siding which is susceptible to rotting away when it gets wet and allows fungus to tear away at the structure. You may even be experiencing mold as a result of water damage. Sometimes you may see mold on your interior drywall, but other times you may not know at all.
- Water Stains
In some cases, you may see problems in only a few areas needing siding repairs instead of replacing the entire siding of the house. Sometimes water stains in a contained area might be a candidate for siding repairs. This could be near a gutter downspout for example. Look for discoloration or streaking on the siding.
- Insects or Other Pests
Wood is also susceptible to termite damage, or in some cases, woodpeckers and other pests. If you are struggling with this type of damage, the material is able to be replaced with either brand-new wood siding or a different material altogether that will eliminate this problem. Your siding could actually need replacement if pests and rodents find their way and are living between your walls and the siding.
Some siding needs painting for upkeep, not just to stay nice looking, but to keep it from deteriorating. Depending on preparation, the kind of paint and coats your siding may need painting frequently or may last extremely long periods of time. The best thing to do is consult with Ace Construction & Remodeling to have them offer suggestions for your siding repairs and maintenance.
- Caulk, Seams, and Nails
Depending on the type of siding, it may need caulking at the seams and joints. Over time caulking can shrink and crack and siding boards can warp and shrink causing the caulk to pull apart. Along with this, if you have nails that are popping out, more than likely your siding has experienced some amount of movement. Rusty nails are a sign of possible moisture issues. It is best to get it inspected when you see these things happen as they are early warning signs of problems that could get much worse.
- Outdoor Activities
Lastly, damage can occur from everyday activities. Pebbles might have been kicked up by a lawnmower or a ball might have hit the home. Some of these things are unavoidable and it’s best just to plan on the occasional siding repairs.
Siding repairs is one of the quickest and most affordable ways to get a new look for your home. The benefits do not stop there, however, as there are other enticing reasons for why you might want to have repairs made.