Siding Tips 101

Your Home’s exterior needs routine upkeep and maintenance to stay in good condition. This is especially true for your siding. Occasional pressure washing does help keep your siding clean says a Norman Gutter Cleaning tech, but there will always come a time when you need to do a complete siding replacement. Years of harsh weather conditions and damage from pests can cause your siding to start breaking down. If you’re siding is getting older it may be suffering from one of these issues:

  • Warping or Buckling
  • Cracking
  • Fading

Siding Tips 101 Moisture problems can occur from these issues and will commonly lead to wall rot of the external sheathing on your home. You can have very wet walls without ever noticing anything until a Choctaw Gutter Repair and Siding professional comes out to perform a repair such as damaged window trim. Upon removal of a couple of pieces of siding or trim, they then discover mushy, rotted sheathing. But how is this moisture getting in there? The main causes of this are:

  • Damaged, Faulty or Missing Window Flashing
  • Damage, Faulty or Missing Kick-out Flashing
  • Damage, Faulty or Missing Roof Flashing
  • Splash-back (commonly from a poorly draining or clogged gutter or downspout)
  • Ice Dams

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It is imperative to pay close attention to these common symptoms of siding damage. Doing so will help you decide if and when you need a siding replacement.