Siding material covers the outside of your house, protecting the interior and you from the elements outside. Taking steps to prolong the life of your home’s siding saves you money in the long run, and it also keeps your home more comfortable and secure.
Signs of Damaged Siding
One of the first signs of deteriorating siding on a house is the condition of the paint. When paint begins to flake, chip, and peel, the siding material beneath it becomes susceptible to rot and damage from sun, wind, and rain.
However, many different materials are used for siding, and peeling paint is not an issue with some materials. For example, vinyl siding is manufactured in different colors which do not need painting, although vinyl siding can still develop problems.
Nails or screws hold the siding material to the frame of the building, and the condition of these fasteners is often one