Idaho experiences all four seasons to their extreme. Our intense weather can damage the siding on your home, leaving you in a bad spot. At Pacific Home & Patio, our Boise contractor can help you decide whether it’s time to replace your aging siding or repair it after a storm passes through. That’s why we’d like to provide you with the following weather-related siding damage to look out for.
Causes of Weather-Related Siding Damage
A typical Idaho wind probably won’t rip your siding off. However, windstorms can cause chips and cracks to appear in your vinyl siding. Strong enough, wind can even break entire pieces of your home’s siding. If a storm is strong enough to break tree branches, it’s probably a good idea to walk around your home and visually inspect your siding for any signs of damage.
The UV rays of the sun can cause your siding to fade. While vinyl siding will eventually fade due to the sun, it’s important to know that the sun’s rays can also increase the effects of aging, weakening the structural integrity of your siding while reducing curb appeal. Furthermore, UV degradation can also worsen the expansion and contraction of your siding, causing deterioration over time.
During the fall months, rainstorms can quickly turn into hailstorms. When this happens, the vinyl siding of your home can become severely impacted by hailstones. Signs of hail damage include dents and small holes in your siding. Not only do these things affect the aesthetics of your home, but they can also lead to weakness during later storms.
Regular wear and tear on your siding are normal. However, if your home’s siding is on the other side, you’ll be able to see the damage visibly if it’s sustained over its lifetime. Not only does this affect the structural integrity of your home, but it can also become unsightly. By having old siding replaced with new siding, you’ll boost your home’s curb appeal while protecting it in the process.
Pacific Home & Patio
Now you have a helpful guide to identify some of the most common weather-relating siding problems to look out for. By taking care of issues this fall, you can protect your home and keep your family safe and comfortable during the upcoming winter. Want more information or help to repair or replace your home’s siding? Contact the Boise contractor at Pacific Home & Patio for a free quote by filling out our online form or give our Treasure Valley office a call at (208) 376-0000.