It’s important to choose a siding replacement that can handle your area’s claim. After all, it is your home’s first line of defense against the elements.
In what ways does siding protect your interior from the elements? The siding and window installers at Sanders Roofing & Exteriors, LLC, elaborate below:
Siding Prevents Water From Infiltrating Your Interior
It’s important to choose a type of siding that can handle the local climate. That’s because siding is responsible for preventing water from infiltrating your roof. If rainwater manages to infiltrate your interior, it can create a host of problems for your interior, the most serious of which are mold and dry rot. Mold eats away at wood and weakens the structure of your home while dry rot—contrary to what its name suggests—grows on damp wood and robs of wood of its characteristic rigidity by breaking down cellulose.
Important note: if you notice musty smells, black and green patches, and warped wood inside your home (common signs of mold and dry rot), have one of your local siding and window replacement contractors conduct an inspection as soon as possible.
Secures Your Home’s Interior and Structure
By keeping water out of your interior, your siding helps protect the wooden frames and beams that form the structure of your home.
Protects Your Interior From Extreme Temperatures
Combined with adequate insulation, siding can protect your home from extreme temperatures while helping maintain a consistent level of indoor comfort.
Important note: keep in mind that in addition to serving as your home’s first line of defense against the elements, your siding also forms a large part of your home’s curb appeal. That’s why it’s also important to choose a siding replacement that complements the rest of your exterior. If you’re having trouble choosing a color for your siding, don’t hesitate to consult one of your local siding and window companies.
Sanders Roofing & Exteriors, LLC, a family-owned company with over a decade of experience, offers a wide range of professional exterior services. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (512) 590-0748 or fill out this form.