Be On The Lookout For These Common Winter Siding Problems
The majority of siding is capable of withstanding winds of up to 110 mph, but winter is a beast no homeowner can hope to tame. You can only prepare your house to the best of your ability and make the necessary repairs when you find any damage.
The good news is that winter causes many of the same types of problems for homeowners every year, so we know what kinds of problems you can expect this season. Here are some of the most common winter siding problems to give you a leg up on seasonal maintenance.
Warping in the wood
Cedar siding can easily withstand the elements like rain and snow. But if moisture happens to get beneath the siding it can seep into the wood and into your insulation.
This can cause your cedar siding to become warped from the moisture or even mold over time. If the problem is limited only to one area, you may be able to repair or replace the siding and your insulation.
Holes and cracks
Your siding is capable of withstanding strong winds, but debris is another story. Winter weather can bring hail and strong winds, which can pull branches from vulnerable trees.
This debris can smack into your siding, which can leave holes and cracks. Be sure to check for these damages after a storm (even a small one). You don’t want to let the problem become a major disaster later on.
Water penetration and moisture buildup
Mentioned above in relation to warping, moisture buildup in your siding can be a sign of another common winter issue: clogged gutters. Leaves and debris from the fall can block your gutters, which keeps water from successfully running off from your roof.
Left on your roof, the water can seep into your shingles, insulation, and your siding. This can cause problems for your home’s foundation and can even form a dangerous ice dam. If you think you may have a blockage in your gutters, be sure to clear it out as soon as possible.
In need of a cedar siding installation?
Cedar siding is one of the most popular types of siding, and for good reason. With the proper maintenance, it can last for up to 25 years.
If you’re in need of a cedar siding repair this winter, or if you’re looking for a siding replacement, Side Pro has the professional siding contractors you need to get the job done. To learn more about our repair siding, contact Side Pro today.