The siding on your home may last for many years, but eventually, it needs some attention. Depending on the type of siding you have on your house, you may need to have some siding repairs done to the home or to replace the siding completely.
The most common issue with wood siding is rotting from years of exposure to the weather. Often the wood will start to rot where the seams come together or in areas that are exposed to a lot of water like the boards near the ground on a home that does not have rain gutters on it.
The water falling on the ground and splashing up under the boards can cause a lot of damage that may result in the home needing a siding replacement in that area. If you believe that the wood siding on your home is starting to rot, call a siding company to come and evaluate the condition of the siding.
While metal siding is not as standard on homes as it used to be, aluminum or metal siding was used for many years, and it is very durable. The siding will last a long time and stand up to the sun and rain without fading, but it can get dented and damaged if things like ladders are put against the side of the house.
The metal siding can also hide damage behind the siding because water can get in and cause damage to the underlayment on the home, but the metal will keep it concealed from the outside. If your home has metal siding that has been on the house for several years, it should be inspected for damage to the siding and the area behind it.
Hiring a siding company that is familiar with the metal siding and can handle siding repairs or replacements is the best option. They can inspect the siding, the area behind it, and areas that are known problem areas and let you know if there are reasons to be concerned.
Installing New Siding
Many siding installation companies are recommending replacing the siding on your home with new vinyl siding because it is exceptionally durable, the color is part of the vinyl, so it does not need painting, and the material is not likely to degrade over time.
Vinyl is not perfect, and it can melt if there is a fire near it or tear in high winds, but the benefits of vinyl siding often outweigh the downsides, so for many people, vinyl is a reasonable option. Talk to your siding installation contractor about your options, and they can help you choose a siding that may very well outlast you.
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