Siding is the protective material attached to the exterior side a house or other building. Along with the roof, it forms the first line of defense against the elements, most importantly sun, rain/snow, heat and cold, thus creating a stable, comfortable environment on the interior of the building.
There are many different exterior claddings (siding) brands and styles available. Renew by Grace Point is experienced installing several brands and styles of siding. Our product offering includes James Hardie, LP, Nichiha, Cedar and more.
Does your home need a siding repair? Or replacement? Some common signs of damage are significant fading or discoloration, cracks and gaps, warping or bubbles, dry-rot or fungus, and peeling paint on the exterior or interior of your home. Here are some tips for spotting siding issues on your home:
Where to look: You should visually inspect your siding at least twice per year. Look not only at each major area, but check for issues under eves and gables, in corners, at the base and at the top of the sided areas of your home.Get Started Today
What does it look like?
Weather Damage – Divets and craters, loose or missing siding, or gaps under the siding may indicate your exterior cladding has been damaged by a weather event or repeated seasonal exposure.
Warping or Bubbles – Bubbles in your vinyl siding or paint can happen in response to high heat exposure. Luckily in this part of the world we are not exposed to extreme heat very often. But when inspecting your siding, you should keep an eye out for this type of damage.
Cracks and Gaps – look for siding panels that no longer line up correctly, gaps between panels, or any kind of cracking. There are many causes for siding to gap and crack, not all of them environmentally induced – it could also be caused by aging or foundation issues. However, leaving a crack or gap untended is an invitation for numerous invaders to cause damage to both the exterior cladding and interior systems of your home. Insects, moisture, and heat all have the potential to damage.
Dry Rot – Dry rot is a wood destroying fungus that digests parts of wood which gives the timber strength and structural integrity. The fungus eats away at the cellulose in the wood leading to noticeable fractures in the timber, dry rot often grows in sheltered areas- behind plaster, under boards, or in corners. Not sure if your home is suffering dry rot issues? Schedule a free estimate today – we can evaluate your home for dry rot damage.