Common Ways Home Siding is Damaged
- Thursday, 26 September 2019 12:45
Siding is the only line of defense protecting a home wall and insulation from the outside elements. Most of the time, the siding is made out of wood or aluminum boards, placed together and have a painted finish to protect them from extreme temperatures and moisture. Each of the materials has positives and negatives.
Home siding can be damaged by a lot of contributing factors. Hail, for example, can cause a lot of damage to aluminum siding because it is very easily dented. Extreme shifts in temperature are another culprit to siding damage, especially to wood sidings. Any sudden shift in temperature can cause the wood to expand and contract which will lead the wood to warp and bend.
A heavy storm may lead to falling branches hitting your siding causing damage and cracks. In more extreme cases, bad weather can lead to a nearby tree falling which can result in massive damage to the siding, o the entire wall itself.
Any unnoticeable cracks and fissure in the siding can lead to problems which can be prevented if noticed from the start. Cracks and unnoticeable fissures can lead to the gathering of moisture and as a result, damaging the wall insulation. For wood sidings, moisture, as well as termites, play a major role in its deterioration. These little guys can easily get through cracks, especially the part of the wall that is lower to the ground.
For people owning a home in hotter and more humid areas, they should pay close attention to mildew which left untreated can cause the wood to rot. The extreme temperature may also lead to paint degradation, which acts as a barrier between the elements and the siding itself. This can deteriorate over time and peel off.
While not all of the scenarios above can be prevented, such as a heavy storm and deterioration over time, one can take the necessary precautions and talk with Hankins Homescapes in Michigan
to ensure that the home siding remains intact and functional during its lifetime.