Siding can transform a dull home into a delightful home. But damaged siding can have the opposite effect. Take a minute to learn about three common causes of damaged siding in St. Louis, MO.
You may be sharing your home with more creatures than you realize! Pests are a significant cause of property damage—especially if you have wood siding. Termites, woodpeckers, powder post beetles, carpenter bees, and more can transform your wood siding into their new home or next meal. However, it’s not just wood siding that can fall victim to pests; any siding systems that are supported with underlying wood are also at risk. To deter pests from damaging your property, spray insecticides or hot water on your siding using a nozzle.
One of the main purposes of siding is to keep moisture out of your home. So, if you notice that your siding is buckling or warping, it’s likely that excessive moisture is to blame. When moisture manages to seep into your exterior walls, it can cause damage to your siding, thereby resulting in even more moisture entering your property. It’s a vicious cycle. However, it can be remedied by proactive maintenance.
Wind & Hail
Siding is designed to be durable. But that doesn’t mean it’s indestructible. Severe hail storms or wind storms can smash debris into your siding, thereby creating dangerous cracks, dents, and holes.
Contact Shelby Roofing & Exteriors today for more advice about protecting your siding from damage.