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3 Ways a Poor Siding Can Cause Trouble for Your Home

By January 5, 2015May 25th, 2015No Comments

Not all siding is created equal. Some are good, while others are could have been more properly installed. Poor siding can cause serious problems for your home. We recommend getting in touch with Spicer Bros., your siding contractor in Salisbury MD and the surrounding areas, if you find that your siding has defects that need to be attended to.

Here’s a short list of common siding problems and how they spell trouble for your home:

Warped or buckled boards.

If the siding boards aren’t installed expertly, chances are you will see warping or buckling. This can be a serious problem, especially for vinyl siding. Vinyl boards need to be hung from fasteners to allow them to move (expand and contract) as the temperature changes. Nailing them tightly to the walls of the house results in warped and buckled boards. This means trouble because damaged boards will not be of much help in protecting your home against the weather.

Mold infestation.

If your siding is of poor quality, it can be especially vulnerable to mold. Molds aren’t just annoying and aesthetically unappealing, they also pose a serious health risk. When inhaled, mold spores can trigger a plethora of respiratory complications. This includes asthma, allergies, sinus infections, and rashes. An excellent waterproof barrier must be installed underneath the siding to prevent the exterior surface of your home from becoming exposed to moisture and becoming a breeding ground for mold.

Insufficient insulation.

The same way the right kind of clothing keeps your body warm, good quality siding should be able to help keep temperatures inside your home at comfortable levels. Otherwise, you’ll be extra chilly in the winter and unpleasantly warm during the summer. When this happens, homeowners tend to overwork their heating or cooling systems, which often means extra strain on their budgets.

Does your siding exhibit one or all three of these siding problems? It might be time to replace your faulty siding with a better one.

Spicer Bros. Construction, Inc. is your premier installer of excellent quality siding in Lewes DE and the surrounding areas. We install superior vinyl, wood, fiber cement, aluminum, and stucco siding in a wide variety of colors that are sure to match nicely with your home’s design.

We work with siding by James Hardie, one of the most trusted names in the manufacturing industry, so you can be sure that our installation techniques are top-notch and the materials we use are sturdy, energy-efficient, and mold-free. Give us a call today to get a free estimate on worry-free siding and other services.