Other than the roof, the siding of a house is the next most important protector of your home. The exterior of the house is exposed to elements and wear and tear is inevitable. This wear and tear if left for long may become an eyesore. It may even affect the value of the house in case you are in the market to sell.
I live in Minnesota and I am quite old school because I prefer wood siding. My contractor at A to Z Contractors Inc., the best in the state, by the way, tells me there are quite some advancements in the siding sector, and people who don’t like frequent repairs have now moved to Vinyl and Metal Siding. We have a number of Minnesota Siding Contractors in the market and those who know their craft well well definitely tell you that whichever type of siding you choose, it will need repairs and those repairs need to be prompt.
This is why:
Saves You Money
It is common knowledge that delay in addressing a problem will lead to the compounding of the problem. When you notice a problem with your siding, say moisture or buckling, it is best if you repair the section as soon as possible. If not, the moisture for example could spread to other sections of the siding and cause more damage. Moisture could also mean that the building paper and flashings may have been improperly installed.
Without a closer look at the cause would also mean that the moisture would eat away the siding at an even faster rate.
The bigger the siding problem gets, the more expensive it is to fix. The sooner you fix it, the better. Otherwise, you may be forced to replace the entire siding which is even more expensive. That said, you will like to know that there are plenty of options to get your exteriors renewed. For instance, the experience American Way Exteriors can provide is immense. A great option to take advantage of.
Increases the Value of Your Home
According to reports by major real estate companies, homeowners lose up to 50 percent of the value of their homes due to poor maintenance. The sale value drops because some of the repairs were delayed or were done when it was too late.
Simple repairs especially when done on time are quite affordable especially if you factor in the effect it will have on the value of your home.
It Boosts the Curb Appeal of Your Home
The beauty of your house will be seen first from the outside. The way your roofing and siding look will majorly give an impression of how the interior looks like.
It does not matter that the interior is in mint condition. It does not matter that the toilet flushes just right or your garbage disposal works perfectly, if your siding has overdue repairs that probably have paint falling off and mold growing in its place, the house will look awful.
The roof and siding of your house can be spotted from a distance. Well–maintained sidings will have passers-by turning their heads.
It Prevents Further Damage
Delaying siding repair could give enough time for water to invade your exterior walls, which could cause rot, or freeze after being absorbed and cause even bigger damage. Remember that siding, other than making the house look great, also protects the walls of the house.
If, say, a section of the siding has fallen off and is not replaced in time, the affected section will be exposed and with time water will be able to sip in and weaken the walls. Doing repairs on time prevents this from happening.
It Saves Time
It goes without saying but allow me to just mention it. The longer a damaged siding stays without repair, the bigger the damaged area will get, and therefore the longer it will take you to repair it when you decide to.
If the situation is addressed on time, the repairs can be done in a matter of hours.
Saves Power Energy
This might sound far-fetched but hear me out. Siding plays a major role in determining the temperature in your home. When it is cold outside, the walls, which the siding is part of, keeps the interior of the house warmer and vice versa. When this is compromised by a damaged siding, the air conditioners in the house will have to work harder to keep the temperatures at the preferred level. This will cause them to use more electricity and as a result bigger electricity bills and so on.