Home Siding Repair or Replacement?

Home Siding Repair or Replacement?

Homeowners are often faced with the difficult decision of deciding whether it’s time to replace the siding on their home. In some cases, this is an entirely subjective decision that is based on the outer appearance of your home. However, it can be a more serious decision that is require to prepare a hole or leak on the home. Problems in your home’s siding could lead to leaks, mildew, water damage, and mold. It’s easy to overlook a little siding problem, but in time, these little problems grow into something much larger. Below are some helpful tips for deciding if times to replace your siding.

Double A Roofing, Inc. can help you choose from the many siding materials available, perform the installation, and improve the appearance and value of your house. Serving Milwaukee and Madison WI, along with Rockford IL, Double A Roofing, Inc. is your preferred Wisconsin & Illinois siding contractor.

Wood Siding

A quick walk around your home can reveal the condition of your wood siding. You should look for the typical signs of aging in wood, while also keeping a keen eye out for mildews, splintering, or mold. If you find rotting wood then it’s time to replace your home’s siding. Any one of these many problems means your siding is not properly protecting your home and may eventually lead to more expensive and extensive damage. Water damage that is inside the walls cannot be seen from the outside, but is often a result of siding damage. Another sign that your wood siding needs to be replaced is missing nails. The expansion of the wood from water damage causes the nails to pop out of their holes.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding also features some of the obvious signs of damage once it’s time to replace. These signs of damage include chips, lost nails, holes, and cracks. Vinyl is hard to decipher from far away, but once you’re up close and personal you may notice there are more problems than you once thought. Try standing flush with a corner of the home and looking down the length of the straight. If you notice any distortion in the vinyl then it’s a good sign you need to get a replacement. Warped vinyl is often a sign of water damage on the wood that is beneath the vinyl. The water damage is usually extensive if it is enough to warp the vinyl, so you’ll need to act fast and call a contractor.

Vinyl and wood siding make up the majority of most homes across the country. Don’t neglect your siding because it’s what protects the rest of your home from water and the dangers of the outside world.

If you need professional siding repair or replacement in the Wisconsin or Illinois area please call Double A Roofing today at (815) 968-8901 or (414) 739-9190!