Siding Contractor Wayzata Minnesota | Identifying Siding Damage (Part 2)
Storm damage may not always be easy to spot, but it’s important to be aware of the signs. Your siding is especially at risk of storm damage if you have experienced damage to your siding or roof that has gone unrepaired. Continued from Part 1, here are 3 more things to look for when identifying siding damage: Siding Contractor Wayzata Minnesota
Dry Rot Beneath The Siding
New or preexisting storm damage can cause damage to your siding, resulting in ample opportunities for dry rot to impact the layers beneath your siding. Dry rot generally thrives in poorly ventilated and moist areas. Dry rot may not always be noticeable to a homeowner doing a walk-about visual inspection, but there are still ways to determine if your home is impacted by dry rot.
To locate dry rot beneath your siding, you can use an object such as the handle of a screwdriver or other lightweight tool to tap on your siding and determine if you have areas under the siding that appear decayed, loose, or sound different than the unimpaired areas of your siding. A home that has a great deal of dry rot will ultimately need to be re-sided to ensure the safety of the structure. If you suspect your home has encountered storm damage, contact your local siding contractor to assess your damages and make any necessary repairs or replacements to help ensure your home will be best able to withstand the outdoor elements.
Abnormalities & Deformities
In addition to storm damage that can impact your home and siding, prolonged exposure to sun and heat can potentially damage vinyl siding. In Minnesota, we aren’t strangers to sweltering summer sun, and we often determine anywhere with air conditioning is the best place to be. However, many people don’t consider the impacts our exteriors endure during extended periods of intense sunlight and scorching heat.
After so much sun and heat, especially with preexisting damage, siding can become discolored and be subjected to damages such as buckling, rippling, bending, loosening, deforming, or eventually, it can even become unhinged. Keep your eyes out for abnormalities and deformities in your siding that indicate damage. If you notice damage to your siding or other parts of your exterior, regardless of the cause, it’s important to contact your local siding contractor in Wayzata MN to determine the next steps to ensure your home doesn’t experience further, more expensive damages.
Bubbles In The Siding
Bubbles under the siding’s surface are a major indicator that your siding has experienced water damage. It’s likely the case that water got trapped under the siding and is causing bubbles and deformities, which weakens your siding and therefore the protection of your home against the outdoor elements. If you have water trapped beneath your siding, this is a quick way for mold, mildew, and fungus to accumulate and impact the interior of your home. If you see bubbles on your siding or other signs of water damage, storm damage, or impact damage, contact your local siding company near Wayzata as soon as you can to make any necessary siding repairs or replacements.
If you notice your siding needs repair or replacement due to storm damage, Capstone Bros Contracting can help. Contact us for any of our siding services, roofing services, window services, or to inquire about other specific services you may need for your exterior. Watch for Part 3 for more ways to identify storm damage.
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