Siding Incpection

Why You Should Inspect The Siding Before Buying A Home

Siding is one of the most important components of any home and is also one of the most overlooked.

The siding on your home is designed to shield your house from harsh weather conditions. To make sure that it will last as long as its expected lifetime, it should be maintained and cared for by an experienced siding contractor.

It is a good idea to inspect the siding of any new home before purchasing it.

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What is Home Siding?

The siding on your home or commercial structure is primarily intended to protect it, along with the building foundation and interior. This component protects the house from rain, snow, and wind. An exterior siding will help keep the home’s interior from getting cold when the weather outside is cold. You can also keep your home warm in the winter by using it to keep in the heat that is generated. A siding can also enhance the beauty of your home.
Signs of Poor Home Siding?
● Peeling Paint/Loose Wallpaper

Even though it may not be visible, peeling paint or loose wallpaper can indicate serious damage to your siding. Moisture seeps into your wallboard through the siding. You may eventually be forced to repair damage to the interior of your home, and that will cost you more money. When this occurs in your home, have your siding inspected to see how extensive the damage is and if you should replace your entire exterior.
● Mold, Mildew, and Rot

Mold and mildew can often be found near siding seams. Even dry rot can deteriorate siding and impair its ability to protect itself from the weather. You will lose a lot of protection from the weather. It’s best to replace it immediately if you already have this type of problem in your home, especially as the water has already seeped into the inner walls. Mold and mildew may also grow between your walls and siding, which will impact the health of your home’s occupants. It is important to replace your siding when you see damage of this kind on your home.
● Bubbling/Blistered Siding

The siding will blister and bubble if it is constantly exposed to high temperatures and moisture. Replace the affected parts of your exteriors with siding installation contractors who know what can cause this condition and how to prevent it from happening again. It is always best to replace the entire siding if much of it has been damaged.
● Hail Damage and Other Cracks and Gaps

You should have your siding checked by a professional if you notice any visible damage. You may want to have your home checked for damage if your area has been hit by a hailstorm recently. Because hail causes denting, cracking, and chipping in siding, be sure to replace the affected parts to avoid further damage. The cost of getting your siding completely replaced will depend on how much damage it has sustained.

It is best to have a Oregon state licensed and certified Home inspector inspect the exterior of your home before purchasing a home. You’ll be able to decide if you need a repair or a replacement after I carefully inspect the exterior for damage.

We can assist new home buyers looking for a siding inspection. A professionally installed exterior makes a great first impression.