When people think about general home maintenance, they often think about roof and gutter repair, window replacement, or just a thorough exterior inspection. It’s rare for people to give their siding enough attention. After all, siding problems are rare and when they do pop up, they are often easy to see.
However, neglecting your siding can have some serious consequences for both the exterior and interior of your home. That’s why our experts at Pechacek’s General Contracting recommend taking the following steps to ensure that your siding is in good shape all year long.
Mind Your Energy Efficiency
The first clue you have about a drop in your overall energy efficiency is a steadily increasing energy bill. If you’ve checked all parts of your home for any potential leaks, the problem might be in your siding. Call your local contractor to check your siding panels for any cracks that may not be visible from the outside. Your siding boards are partly responsible for maintaining the thermal envelope of your home so any issues on them can easily translate to energy problems.
Your siding isn’t there just to make your home look more appealing. It’s also responsible for protecting your interiors against water penetration. Your insulation and drywalls can lose a lot of their performance if they become saturated with moisture. Do a quick visual inspection around your home for easily missed siding damage and contact your local contractor immediately if you spot any.
Protect Your Siding
Exterior remodels and improvements like installing replacement windows or building new decks can sometimes cause some damage to your siding. Professionals take extra precautions to avoid problems so vet your contractors to protect your siding against collateral damage.
At Pechacek’s General Contracting, we can help you keep your siding in good condition. Give us a call at (715) 425-9801 or fill out our contact form and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in River Falls, including other surrounding areas in WI.