Homeowners have a big responsibility to maintain their homes, and each season can present its own set of challenges. Winter can be brutal when it comes to a home’s overall structure and well-being. Along with other issues, the siding can definitely be affected over time by winter conditions like freezing and thawing temperatures and strong winds. Since the siding is such an important part of the home, it’s important to know how it can be damaged during the colder months.
Types of Siding Damage
There are a variety of siding problems that can result from winter weather. Here are a few things to watch out for:
- Cracks and holes – Vinyl siding is very sensitive to extreme temperatures. Very cold conditions can cause it to become very brittle, which makes it easier for boards to become cracked or damaged.
- Warped wood – cedar siding is very durable, but if water seeps into the wood it can cause damage to the wood as well as the insulation, and can lead to warping or even mold. (Clogged gutters and ice dams can cause water to fall against the house, instead of away from it, which can create excessive moisture in the siding).
- Missing pieces – Strong winds can cause sections of siding to blow off, especially if it was not installed properly. Quality installation can make a big difference when it comes to the siding withstanding a Chicago winter.
How Do You Know if Your Siding Needs to be Replaced?
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