Siding is an important part of your home’s exterior, and it only follows that, as a homeowner, you should be aware of conditions that may affect its performance and life span. In today’s post, residential roofing and siding contractor, Vista Roofing Inc., share the top causes of common gutter problems.
1. Moisture — Traditional siding made from wood is vulnerable to the effects of moisture. Untreated wood, in particular, can be prone to warping, rotting and algae growth when in constant contact with water. This is why wood siding has to be painted or stained regularly. Having your wood siding professionally painted can go a long way in preventing such problems. If your siding is due for replacement, consider investing in low-maintenance options like vinyl siding.
2. Neglect — Like other parts of your home’s exterior, siding requires regular care and maintenance, even the low-maintenance types. Homeowners often mistake “low maintenance” for “no maintenance” and neglect their siding, only calling for help with their siding when they notice problems. If your local contractor offers scheduled siding and roof maintenance agreements, consider signing up for it. Maintenance agreements are pre-booked appointments that help make sure you’re keeping up with your home’s maintenance requirements.
3. Installation Errors — Problems caused by installation errors can result in corrosion or moisture intrusion, which can develop over time. Responsible siding contractors like us help prevent problems caused by installation errors by performing a thorough quality inspection after installation, and providing a workmanship guarantee or warranty coverage, depending on the product. Additionally, most siding manufacturers also provide coverage for workmanship in addition to their factory warranty when the siding is installed by a certified installer.
4. UV Rays — UV rays can cause gradual degradation that can result in anything from faded paint to brittle siding. When having your siding replaced, it pays to check product specifications and choose the siding that offers the best protection against UV rays. White or light-colored siding has reflective properties that helps minimize the effects of UV rays and solar heat.
Looking for a contractor that you can trust for your siding installation and roof inspection? Call Vista Roofing Inc. at (803) 392-0441. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.