Many of us notice siding damage only when a few panels are already gone. But winter elements do not have to wipe them out to render them structurally unsound. Some cases of siding damage are inconspicuous to the untrained eye, so you have to be more vigilant.
As the local leader in siding and residential roof replacement, Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation advises you to watch out for these causes for concern.
Any break in the siding is a gap moisture can exploit to infiltrate the house and wreak havoc on building materials and encourage mold growth. A single gash is more than enough to start some serious water damage over time. Cracking can be difficult to detect, so pay closer attention to every panel when inspecting your siding after a hailstorm or a violent wind event.
Like loose roofing components, dislodged siding panels are one gale or gust away from falling to the ground. When left undiscovered and unaddressed for too long, these compromised sections are an invitation to water and vermin.
Metal siding like aluminum is prone to denting. Some dents are not noticeable because of their color, but all of them are a cosmetic issue that can ruin your property’s curb appeal and drive down its value.
This is another term for popular siding finish defects such as peeling and delamination. If the sides of your house covered with wood, it likely has a protective layer for waterproofing. When its paint or another finish deteriorates, the substrate will have no defense against moisture and the uncovered areas are a definite eyesore.
Decay spells the end of timber’s service life. No thanks to the presence of moisture, the fungus feasting on it saps the strength of wood. Any siding and roofing expert can attest that the affected material will become a shadow of its former self sooner rather than later.
Let Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation have a look at your siding system to identify and fix any winter-related damage. Call us at (865) 216-3274 or (615) 906-1195 to set up your appointment in Knoxville or Lebanon, TN, and get a free estimate.