Along with roof repair, inspecting your siding should be a top priority this fall. With winter just a few weeks away, it’s important to ensure your siding is in good shape as we head into colder weather with snow and ice.
Today, Vertex Roofing Contractors Inc. explains the things to look for when inspecting different types of siding.
Peeling paint is a common problem to watch for with wood siding. It is an obvious defect that can be easily spotted from a distance. Also, check for rot. Start by looking for holes and poking areas that are most vulnerable to water intrusion. If you can push your finger on it, there’s a good chance that both the siding and the wall sheathing have rotted.
Vinyl siding can suffer issues such as physical damage from hail and projectile objects like rocks thrown from lawnmowers. Regardless of the size of the chips and dings, these can make the home exterior look unsightly. Sometimes, makeshift repairs won’t cut it—siding and roofing contractors often recommend replacing the damaged siding in these cases.
Fiber Cement Siding
Improper nailing and insufficient clearances from grade and other hard surfaces are some of the issues you need to look for if you have fiber cement siding. When performing an inspection, be sure to read the installation instructions from the siding manufacturer. Then, walk around your home and make sure what you see matches the diagrams provided by the manufacturer. Manual pdf
If your current siding is showing signs of damage and repairing it no longer solves the issue, consider having it replaced. For this project, turn to the siding and roof replacement pros of Vertex Roofing Contractors Inc. With new exterior cladding, you can enjoy many benefits like durability, minimal maintenance and versatility. Talk to us today to learn about your siding material options. Manual pdf