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Your home’s siding has two important jobs. First, it increases the curb appeal, so you can stand proud when people drive by your house or come over for a visit. Second, and even more importantly, your siding protects your house from wind, snow, rain, and other elements. Your siding can only perform these two jobs if it is in good shape. If it isn’t, it’s time for siding repair or replacement courtesy of Wheeling Construction. With our help, your siding will be as good as new and ready to get back to work for you.
Are you unsure if you need a siding repair or replacement for your Wheeling home? Look for some signs that it’s time to call a siding repair or replacement company.
If you maintain your siding, it can last for decades. For instance, vinyl siding has been known to last for 40 years or longer, while it’s not unusual for aluminum or steel siding to last for 50 years. Part of making the siding last is contacting Wheeling Construction at the first sign of trouble. The siding repair and replacement experts will assess the damage and repair the siding if possible. If it needs to be replaced, Wheeling Construction might be able to replace sections of siding instead of the entire home.
When you walk around the exterior of your home, do you notice any rotten or crumbling siding? This is a sign that the elements have taken their toll on the siding and it can no longer protect your home. If the rotten areas are isolated, Wheeling Construction might be able to repair that area. However, if the rot has spread throughout the exterior of the home, you will need to replace the siding. Wheeling Construction can recommend siding that can withstand weather, so it won’t be susceptible to rot.
Holes and cracks in siding also require immediate attention. First, of course, holes and cracks damage your curb appeal. You might feel embarrassed when people drive or stop by your house. Also, holes and cracks can trap water, leading to mold and rot. Finally, pests can enter the walls through the holes and cracks. If you wait too long, you could end up needing a pest control company along with a siding repair and replacement expert.
If moisture has built up underneath your siding, the panels might start to bulge or warp. You might not notice this at first, but the problem will get more significant over time. It’s a good idea to check the panels from time to time. If they aren’t lying flat against the home, something is wrong underneath and it’s time to contact a repair or replacement company for help.
Just like the other problems, if your panels are loose or fall off, they cannot protect your home. If you only have a few loose panels, Wheeling Construction can reattach them. However, if you notice loose or missing panels throughout your home, it’s time to consider replacing your siding. The loose panels could be a sign of age, wear and tear, or poor installation. Wheeling Construction will ensure that the installation is professionally done, so you won’t have to worry about poor craftsmanship.
When your siding starts to fade, it’s a sign that it’s reaching the end of its life span. The siding is likely not effective when this happens. Have the team at Wheeling Construction come out to inspect your siding. The crew will let you know if it’s time to replace your siding.
Your siding protects your home against the elements. If it isn’t working as it should, air can enter and escape your house, causing your energy bills to increase. Wheeling Construction will inspect your siding to see if that’s the reason your energy bills are increasing. The team can also check your roof and the rest of your home to find the culprit if it isn’t the siding.
If your siding isn’t able to protect against the elements, water will eventually seep into your home. While you might notice a leak, that’s usually not the case. Instead, you will probably notice that the paint is peeling. You might also notice mold or other signs that water has entered your house. This can turn into a serious issue, so call a siding repair and replacement company immediately.
You might think you can put off your siding repair or replacement until next year. However, what starts as a small issue can get much worse over time. Don’t put it off any longer. Contact Wheeling Construction for a quote today.