Chances are that you are not looking out for any problems with your home siding, and you are not alone. Most homeowners do not see the need to check this part of the house. To be fair, siding tends to last for years with no need for maintenance. However, problems with siding start small but can quickly escalate when left unattended. Recognizing these problems before they become more substantial is therefore essential. Here are a few of the signs you should keep an eye out for!
Warped Or Rotting Siding
Over time, siding can warp due to extreme weather changes. When you see any warped, rippled, or rotten areas of siding, use a screwdriver to poke the underneath. If it feels soft and spongy, that means the layer beneath is decaying. It is only a matter of time before the whole thing gives way. Hence, repairs or replacement is required.
Cracked, Broken, Or Loose Siding
A quick inspection of your home siding should reveal any parts that are cracked, broken, or loose. One important thing to remember is to always check for rot under the siding before repair or replacement. If cracking is quite extensive, you need to get the job done ASAP. Reach out to a siding contractor, like our team at Mario’s, for their professional opinion on the repairs. The longer it lingers, the worse and more expensive it gets in these cases.
Mold, Mildew, Or Fungus
It is not an unusual experience to see green algae on shaded parts of the siding. Mold, mildew, and fungus are quite common, and you will almost always get to see them on your siding. It’s different when you find them growing out of the seams or growing around it. That is a likely indicator of a wet, damp and rotting underlayer of siding that cannot keep any moisture out. Replace this!
When you find bubbles in your siding while inspecting it, it means that water is trapped underneath. From this point onwards, it is only a matter of time before the siding begins to rot from the inside. You have to make some repairs to avoid this.
Holes in the siding indicate that the structure is compromised. Holes are caused by burrowing insects or objects that pierce the wood. A small-sized hole should not cause any major concern, but this changes when they start to let in water causing rot of the underlayer.
Other signs include; areas of dry rot, severely faded siding, peeling paint or loose wallpaper in the home, and high energy bills. The latter two signs do not have to always be a sign of damaged siding. However, always confirm for yourself that your home’s siding is intact. Remember to get repairs done before the damage worsens.
Contact Us Today
If you need to install new siding on your home this year, our team at Mario’s Roofing is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (781) 344-2420 or fill out our online contact form for more information. We look forward to assisting with your home remodeling needs!