Spring Home Exterior Checklist – SIDING

Mar 28, 2022 | siding

Spring is here!

With that warmer weather comes sun, fun, and home maintenance. While it’s fresh in your mind, how did your home make out this past winter?

Take some time to inspect your roof, windows, doors, and siding.

 

No matter what type of siding you have, it’s not going to be completely invincible to New England weather.

This past year, in particular, we will never forget the number of phone calls we received regarding storm damage in August 2020 or December 2020.

 

What type of siding do you have on your home? Wood? Aluminum? Vinyl?

Regardless of the type of siding take some time to walk around the perimeter of your home. As you are walking be sure to note any imperfections.

If any siding damage is ignored for too long it can lead to water damage.

 

 

What to look for if you have wood siding:

Holes can be a warning sign that insects are present and the holes themselves are now allowing moisture to get past your siding.

Dry rot can also occur, an easy way to check is by tapping your siding with the rubber handle of a tool.

Another thing to consider during your evaluation, are you tired of painting your home? Vinyl is a great low-maintenance alternative.

 

What to look for if you have aluminum siding:

Scratches, dents, or breaks can happen for various reasons. Scratches typically don’t cause any additional harm but just don’t look the best. As for dents and breaks, these can both lead to water damage and other issues if left untouched.

Fading can often occur with aluminum siding. Exposure to sun and rain over time turns the siding chalky and can even cause patches of bare metal.

Is your home feeling too hot during the summer? Aluminum tends to absorb heat when it is very hot outside, causing your home to heat up faster.

 

What to look for if you have vinyl siding:

Cracks and breaks can lead to water damage if not repaired.

Any warps or buckles? This could be a hint that your vinyl siding was installed incorrectly. Vinyl siding needs to be able to move throughout the temperatures of the seasons. If it can not move it will warp or buckle to accommodate.

 

The exterior components of your house are the first line of defense protecting your home. And let’s be honest, they’re typically an afterthought unless you have an active large issue. If anything concerning shows up while you are taking a look around, don’t hesitate to contact us through our online form or call 860-6331400! Turner Home Improvement Contractors has been in business for over 65 years, take advantage of our experience and knowledge and schedule a free estimate today!

 

About Turner Home Improvement Contractors, LLC

Since 1955 Turner Home Improvement Contractors, LLC has been helping Connecticut homeowners improve their homes to better meet their needs. As a family-owned and operated business, Turner treats clients like family by putting client satisfaction first and sourcing top-of-the-line materials and products with best in the industry warranties. Turner specializes exterior projects for residential and commercial properties such as roofing, siding, windows, doors, decks, and other carpentry.