Your home’s siding protects it from any sort of weather and is expected to last anywhere from 10-40 years, depending on which material you choose to go with. It goes without saying that you should only have it installed and repaired by a reputable exterior services company. You can, however, still spot problem areas yourself and report them accordingly. Here are some things you need to watch out for:
Cracking, Warping, and Mold
Always check for cracked or warped spots on your siding, especially after severe weather. Warps and cracks need to be urgently attended to because water can seep into your home’s foundation through them. The presence of mold should be even more alarming as it can indicate an unchecked water damage situation.
Fading Color and Paint
You can tell if your home’s siding is in trouble by checking the paint job. If the paint is fading or peeling off your siding, you may have moisture damage issues on your hands. You can determine how bad the problem has gotten by checking the interior walls of your home too. If the paint on the interior walls are peeling as well, you need to get your siding repaired as soon as possible.
Increasing Energy Bills
Just because you don’t see the damage doesn’t mean it isn’t there. If you’ve noticed an increase in your home’s heating and cooling requirements, hidden problems in your siding may be to blame. Hire a professional to inspect your siding and do the necessary repairs to help maintain better energy efficiency inside your home.
Our team at UHQ Construction is known for reliable siding and roof repair services. Reach out to us if you need help with inspecting and repairing your home’s siding. You can also schedule an inspection to catch possible issues before they get worse. Our services are available to homeowners in Carmel, IN, and the surrounding areas.
Cory Getz is the Operations Manger for UHQ Construction, which has delivered effective roofing, siding, window and gutter solutions throughout central Indiana since 2004.