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Common Siding Problems

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Siding is incredibly crucial to maintaining the structure of your home, it protects your home from water damage, pests, and other factors that can damage your house beyond repair. 

The following issues can limit the lifespan of your siding it put your home at risk for major damage. 

  1. Pests

Siding can be damaged and infiltrated by a number of pests and critters such as woodpeckers, termites, and carpenter bees. The siding material also plays a large role in how it handles these threats, for example, wood is one of the softest materials that can be used and poses the highest risk of damage. To avoid any kind of pest infiltration it is important to use insecticides and consider switching to vinyl siding as it is more resistant to outside forces. 

  1. Moisture

Siding is specifically designed to keep moisture out and away from the interior structure of your home. There are telltale signs of your siding not doing its job and letting moisture infiltrate your home, an example of this can be bending and buckling of the siding itself. Once this occurs your siding will need to be replaced immediately as to not cause further damage.

  1. Poor maintenance practices

Siding doesn’t typically require a lot of maintenance, once installed it can be left alone for a while, but that doesn’t mean it can be neglected for long periods of time. Your siding should be inspected after severe storms for any damage that could put your home at risk, it is recommended that you have your siding inspected at least once a year. 

Want more information on how to keep your siding healthy through the winter months?

Contact Built Wright Homes & Roofing for all of your siding needs. We offer a wide range of siding products. Feel free to ask one of our knowledgeable staff members to see what fits your needs. We will be happy to discuss all products and discuss the benefits of each siding material.

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