When it comes to home maintenance, most of your attention is, understandably, centered on the interior. After all, you directly interact with everything from plumbing to heating and windows every single day. And yet, it is the exterior of your home that experiences the most wear and tear. Living in beautiful Concord, North Carolina, has its advantages, which include enjoying all four seasons. But this can also put the exterior of your home through the wringer, from strong wind and heavy rain to the occasional snowfall and ice storm. Even direct sunlight over an extended period of time can cause some damage to the exterior of your home.
Damaged siding might not look like a big issue. It could be on the back side of your home where neighbors and traffic can’t see it. It’s out of the way, so you have time to wait and repair it, right?
Wrong. While siding damage might look good to the untrained eye, it can lead to all kinds of problems, many of which might creep up sooner than you expect. The siding is designed to channel water down to the ground level. However, when moisture meets the damaged area of the siding, whether it is a piece missing or part of a piece that is loose, that moisture will no longer flow correctly. Some of the water will end up behind the siding, which can then affect the wood framing behind the siding. It might cause the development of mold or even seep into the insulation. Basically, nothing you want to happen. And it doesn’t take long for this to happen. A single rainstorm after the sustained damage can be the beginning of these kinds of additional issues.
Even if water damage is not a possible issue based on the damage, insects and other critters will find the damage and do what they can to build nests in the cracked and damaged siding. It only takes a little time for a beehive or wasp nest to make in the space between a siding and your home. If you’ve ever had to deal with a wasp nest around a home before, you know how frustrating it can be (not to mention dangerous). Thankfully, you can avoid all of these issues by having the siding repaired on your Concord home sooner rather than later.
During the visit to perform the repair, the siding contractor can also inspect the rest of your home to make sure there are no other issues that need to be addressed. Damage to siding can often go undetected as you likely don’t perform a complete exterior inspection on a regular basis. Don’t worry, though, as you and your home siding are in good hands. And all it takes is one phone call to Macaw.
If your siding has sustained any kind of damage, you don’t want to put off the home repair. The sooner you have the damage addressed, the less it will likely cost you. This is because the longer you wait, the more damage that loose bit of siding is going to cause, and the more moisture will find its way behind the siding.