Should you repair or replace your home’s siding?
Replacing or repairing siding will not only improve your home’s appearance but also its value. There are some instances in which the right course of action is to repair any damage and keep your current siding in place. However, if your siding is beyond repair, then you should consider having it replaced with a different type of siding product.
What causes Damage to Siding?
Siding can become damaged through wind storms, falling or flying debris, hail, excess ice loading, or being struck by soccer balls and wayward bicycles! Other types of siding damage can be caused by exposure, aging, or because of poor installation techniques. For example, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight and high temperatures may cause thin-gauge vinyl to warp or sag. Poor installation may not show up until a strong wind blows and separates siding panels, or heavy snow or ice loads place undue stress on the siding structure.
When to Repair Your Siding
If damage to your siding is not too severe, you might be able to have it repaired. If you see signs of rot or mold, you will need to contact a professional for removal. But you must make sure all mold growth has been removed, or the problem will recur. Your siding might also be loose in places, or may have holes, dents and chips in it. These can be repaired by a professional.
When to Replace Your Siding
If your siding is too damaged and needs to be replaced, you should hire a professional contractor. If water is trapped under or on the material itself, the problem can be solved by removing the siding and replacing it with new one. Bubbles underneath the surface of your siding indicate that water is trapped under or on the material itself. Another sign that you need a siding replacement is dry rot. You must address this problem immediately to prevent further home damage.
When you’re ready to upgrade your home’s exterior siding, hire a contractor who offers quality products. Dior Construction is proud to be an Elite Certified installer of James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding.
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If your siding is damaged, loose, or warped, we may be able to help. Contact us today by calling (201) 559-8610 or fill out our convenient online request for a FREE, no obligation consultation on siding repairs for New Jersey homes.