Your siding is your home’s first line of defense again weather and moisture. As the main armor for your home, it’s important that you make sure it is fit to protect your home and everything within. Damaged siding can lead to structural damage or problems on the inside of your home as well. If your siding is damaged, don’t wait to schedule siding repair in Minneapolis or the surrounding Twin Cities area!
Here at JTR Roofing, we work hard to make sure the exterior of your home is safe, in turn protecting you and your loved ones residing within. That’s why we have compiled a list of 6 tell-tale signs that it’s time to have your siding repaired!
1. Paint Peeling Inside Your Home
One of the most unknown signs within this list, peeling paint inside your home can actually indicate that it’s time to repair or even replace your siding. Peeling paint is often caused by excess moisture in the home, which can be caused by insufficient or damaged siding letting extra moisture in through the cracks.
2. Cracking, Warping or Rotting Siding
A more obvious sign, cracked, warped or rotten siding should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible. If you don’t check your siding often, add a walk around to your seasonal home checklist. By checking your siding every few months, you can often catch cracks and warping before it becomes significant enough to require siding replacement instead of a simpler repair.
3. Blistering or Bubbles on Siding
Blistering or bubbles in your siding are often caused by moisture trapped within the siding. If your siding has moisture trapped within, then there must be a spot somewhere that it was able to seep in. Before this causes further damage to the inside of your home you should have your siding repaired to fix the issue.
4. Faded Siding
If your siding is significantly faded, this can indicate that the weatherproofing of your siding is not functioning as it should. Severe fading can be caused by constant exposure to the sun and elements over time. As siding ages, it will appear to fade – meaning that you will need to completely replace your siding as recommended by your siding contractor.
5. Your Siding Requires Frequent Paint Jobs
Most homes only require exterior painting every 7-10 years. If you’ve noticed that your paint isn’t lasting as long as it should, it may be time to consider new siding altogether. However, if there are only certain spots where paint won’t last, those areas may just need to be repaired.
6. Interior Water Damage
Finally, to build off of the first sign, be sure to check for interior water damage. If there is unexplained interior water damage, call a professional to check where the moisture was able to seep in. If it turns out that moisture is sneaking in through your siding, be sure to have a professional locate and repair the issue!
If you have noticed any of these signs that it is time for siding repair for your home in Minneapolis or the surrounding Twin Cities area call JTR Roofing today at 651-777-7394 or contact us!