Protecting your biggest investment is a lot of work to do alone and not knowing what to look for can make a small problem become a expensive problem if not caught and fixed before it’s too late. Is your home exterior siding and trim looking a little rough on the outside? This post will relate to the top signs that it’s time to consider some exterior remodeling before it’s too late. Here are our top signs to look for when deciding if it’s time to upgrade your exterior.
1. Does your siding have rot or paint that will not longer stick to it? Siding exposed to moisture for a long period of time can destroy siding extremely fast and can cause damage to the interior sheathing of the walls. Siding that is not properly flashed with metal where water and snow rests for long periods of time can cause siding to swell like a sponge. There are many other possible ways that siding can be harmed this way including failed gutters, improperly installed kick out flashing and sprinkler systems that spray water on the siding just to name a few.
2. Failed gutters and cause serious damage to your home if not addressed quickly. Water usually travels behind the soffits where you can’t see and travels down the wall where is saturates the entire wall with water that can’t be see until the siding starts to bleed from the inside. Also a failed or clogged gutter can damage fascia beyond repair.
3. Woodpeckers are a problem at times when they love to poke holes in wood siding to bunker down for the winter. That’s just the start of it though after they have done the damage then come the birds to steal your insulation and create nests to house for their little ones. Now you got a family of birds making noise in your walls while staining your drywall with waste. Also trying to stop woodpeckers since they are protected and many home owners go to the extent of installing owls, reflection sources such as cd's and shiny metal strips on the home, rubber snakes, and sound systems to try to scare the birds away.