Your siding is one of the most important parts of your home. It can make or break your curb appeal, and it also plays a big role in your home’s energy efficiency and weather protection. That’s why you need to ensure it’s in prime condition at all times.
Today, the siding and roof replacement pros from Vertex Roofing Contractors, Inc. discuss the top four culprits behind siding issues.
- Moisture – Moisture that seeps into your siding can cause rot to any wood components of your home and pave the way for mold and mildew problems. If you notice your siding warping and buckling, it’s important that you call a siding and roof repair specialist immediately to address the issue.
- Pests – Pests are another common cause of siding problems, especially if you have wood siding or any siding composed of organic material. Woodpeckers can drill holes in search for food and termites can tunnel their way into your siding. To prevent pests from invading your siding, use insecticides or spray hot water through a spray nozzle.
- Bad Installation – Even high-quality siding will be prone to problems if it wasn’t installed properly. A botched siding installation will significantly reduce the lifespan of the product. To avoid this problem, always vet your siding contractor before hiring them. Make sure the contractor you choose is experienced in installing the type of siding you’ve chosen, and that they have an excellent reputation in your local community.
- Poor Maintenance – Even “low maintenance” siding materials still need some degree of regular care over the years. Without any maintenance, problems with your siding will gradually pile up and cost you a significant amount to repair. By staying on top of maintenance, you can identify and address minor issues before they worsen.
Make your search for siding and roofing contractors easier by turning to Vertex Roofing Contractors, Inc. We are your number one provider of roofing and siding services. Give us a call at (703) 659-0205 or fill out our contact form. We serve homeowners in Fairfax and other nearby areas.