Like the roof, siding is another important part of your home since it acts as another defensive barrier against the elements. As such, being responsible for its upkeep is part and parcel of being a homeowner as well. With that in mind, it’s important that you know how to detect any form of damage that your home’s siding can sustain.
In this article, the siding and roof repair experts of Patriot Roofing LLC lists four different kinds of siding and how you can inspect them for damage.
Hardboard Siding – Hardboard siding, also known as masonite, is a pressed wood siding that can last anywhere from 20 to 30 years. In terms of any damage this siding type can sustain, they’re fairly easy to spot as they usually start at the bottom courses before creeping its way up. This is because water often splashes on them since they’re installed too close to the ground, causing rot to set in.
Wood Siding – On the other hand, unlike masonite siding, wood siding has two tell-tale signs of damage: peeling paint and rotting wood. These two kinds of damage are actually correlated to one another as peeling paint is applied onto wood siding with the express purpose of protecting them from rot. To determine if your wood siding has rot, you can look for holes around your home, poke the siding with a finger to look for rotted areas, or use a rot detection device known as an awl. For assistance in repairing or replacing your siding, turn to the roofing and siding pros of Patriot Roofing LLC.
Stucco Siding – Stucco siding don’t often face the usual issues that your average siding system face. Oftentimes, a tell tale sign that your stucco siding is damaged is by looking for stains beneath your windows and other penetrations around the walls. However, keep in mind that this isn’t necessarily a problem. According to experts, the only sure way to know if your stucco siding is damaged is to have invasive moisture testing performed.
Vinyl Siding – Vinyl siding may be one of the most durable siding materials out there but that doesn’t mean they’re completely invulnerable. The most common damage that you can easily spot in vinyl siding are chips and cracks from hail storms, balls or even rocks, making your home look bruised up. Apart from that, moisture infiltration is also a possibility for vinyl siding.
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