Quality siding not only adds value and beauty to your home, it also protects your house from year-round exposure to the elements. Just like any other part of your home, in order to prolong the life of your siding, it is necessary to perform regular inspections and maintenance throughout the seasons. You may have noticed that the siding on your home has started to warp or melt and you may be wondering why this has occurred. You can get answers from the professionals at Cox Roofing, a roofing contractor in Annapolis, which also specializes in siding replacement.
Warped Siding FAQS from Cox Roofing: A Roofing Contractor in Annapolis
What is Siding?
Siding is commonly made of a special plastic called vinyl. Because it is the first barrier between your home and the elements, siding is particularly vulnerable to temperature and weather changes like those experienced in the Annapolis area and throughout Maryland.
What Cause Siding to Warp?
The vinyl that makes up siding reacts to the temperature fluctuations in the area. Warping in siding is most often seen in the summer months when temperatures rise. This heat causes the siding to expand and sag or warp (especially in places that have prolonged exposure to direct sunlight). As the heat is absorbed into the siding, it starts to expand. The lesser the quality of the vinyl that is used in the siding, the more sagging can occur. Additionally, dark colors painted onto or blended in with the siding will increase the chances of warping. When winter arrives, the colder temperatures cause the vinyl to contract which exacerbates the warping.
How to Prevent Warped Siding
You can’t control the sun, but there are some things you can do to help prevent sun/heat damage to your siding. If you notice one side of your home is getting more direct sunlight, you can plant trees to provide more shade. There are many trees that grow more rapidly than others and can provide ample shade in just a few short years. You can also choose light colors for your siding to reduce heat absorption.
The good news is, if you can catch warping early, you can usually repair a single section. However, the longer you wait, the more costly the repairs and the higher the chances are that you will need to replace all of your home’s siding.
Looking for a Pro Roofing Contractor in Annapolis That Offers Siding Services? Contact Cox Roofing
Roofing and siding questions are best answered by the pros. The experts at Cox Roofing will inspect your siding and your roof, look for damage and evaluate the best course of action. Perhaps fixing some shingles can buy you more time. However, whole roof replacement is necessary. When you are looking for a top-rated Rockville roofing contractor, contact us today. Learn more about our roofing services and receive your free estimate.