Like residential roofing systems, siding plays a critical role in enhancing the aesthetics of your property. However, that’s not the only thing it can do for your home. It also protects in many different ways, which we discuss in further detail below.
Think of your siding as like a skin that covers the home’s skeleton—frames, beams and other components. It protects your home’s structural integrity by warding off the elements such as hail, wind, precipitation and heat. It also needs proper upkeep and maintenance the same way your skin needs extra protection in the form of layered clothing during the colder months or sunscreen during the hotter months. Ensuring your siding’s longevity and performance is the key to keeping your home intact.
Your siding plays a supporting role in your home’s energy performance, serving as the final barrier that keeps your interior well-insulated. Damage allows drafts to enter your home and affect indoor comfort at the expense of your heating and cooling system. However, if you invest in high-quality siding and take good care of it the same way you do during a roof inspection, you can be sure it will work for your year-round in minimizing energy loss, which can then result in significant savings.
Moisture Damage Prevention
A well-kempt and functioning siding stop moisture from entering your home and wreaking havoc on your walls. Once water finds its way inside, expect mold and mildew growth to be an issue you have to deal with. The wall studs and frames become susceptible to rot, as well. If not addressed, your home may sustain major structural damage. Regular inspections and maintenance are keys to ensuring your siding remains leak-free.
The expertise of Vista Roofing Inc. extends far beyond roof maintenance and gutter installations. We also have a staff of seasoned siding specialists who can handle a wide variety of jobs, from installation and repair to replacement. To learn more about our offerings, call (803) 391-4604 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.