Siding Repair

July 16, 2016

Siding Installation, Repair, and Replacement

Siding is one of the most important factors when it comes to investment in your home’s value. Siding also influences people’s mindset when they approach or pass by your home. The siding on your house is necessary to close the exterior surface of the building envelope, and offers an opportunity to choose enhancements in appearance as well as insulating properties. The three main exterior options are: vinyl, aluminum, and wood.
  • Vinyl has a tendency either to melt or crack. A damaged plant will need to be removed and replaced.
  • Aluminum or steel have a tendency to melt. A dent can be repaired by drilling a hole into the siding, inserting a screw and popping out the dent. The hole is then patched and filled. Otherwise, the plank needs to be replaced. Usually, because of the fact that aluminum fades easily, the entire section will need to be replaced to make the repair match, or the aluminum section will need to be repainted.
  • Wood often rots around windows and doors where the caulk may have failed. Otherwise, it may have peeling or chipping paint. This is the biggest type of siding repair, because often when you have rotting siding, you have dry rot underneath. So just replacing a few planks may not be the answer; in the case of wood, it’s impossible to tell how bad a repair will be until the planks are removed.
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