Your siding does not only protect your property from damage, but it’s also essential in keeping your home’s curb appeal. This is also the reason why it’s essential to preserve its form and prioritize its maintenance to ensure its functionality over time. To help you be aware of its common issues, we have listed them here.
Pests. Pests are known to damage wood siding and its supporting structures too. Always keep an eye on woodpeckers, bugs, and carpenter bees that may poke holes in search of their food. What you can do is put hot water mixed with insecticide running through a spray nozzle at 160 to 180 degrees. It’s also best to use eco-friendly insecticides if you have surrounding plants to avoid damaging them.
Improper siding installation and maintenance. As likely, when the siding is installed improperly, it can create irritating sounds whenever it contracts or expands as the temperature changes or during a windy day. Furthermore, homeowners are highly encouraged to hire reliable contractors when it comes to home improvement projects. Remember that incorrect installation and painting will shorten the lifespan of your siding. Carefully do your research on your local contractors and make sure that they’re licensed and insured.
Moisture. Moisture in your siding is a problem as it’s supposed to insulate your home. Although its damage is usually not visible and hard to notice, warping and buckling may appear easily.
Peninsula Siding Company is here to make the gorgeous home of your dreams a reality. No matter what your exterior siding choice, our expert installers will ensure your home is not only beautiful but well-protected from the elements. We will thoroughly and accurately assess your specific needs. Call us today at (650) 529-6978 for a James Hardie® siding color guide or an estimate.