Is Water Making its Way Behind Your Home’s Siding?

It doesn’t matter if your home has old or new vinyl siding, it’s imperative to inspect it every now and again. When doing so, you want to make sure no water is making its way behind the siding.

At first glance, it’s easy to believe that your siding is watertight. However, this isn’t always the case. Instead, there’s a chance that water could be seeping behind the siding, thus increasing the potential for damage to the exterior and interior of your property.

Here are some of the many ways water can sneak behind your home’s siding:

·      Damaged or missing siding. If your vinyl siding is damaged or your home is missing a piece or more, you need to take immediate action. The longer you wait to fix the problem the greater chance there is of water damage.

·      Siding butt-joint gaps. In most cases, this all comes down to proper installation. For example, staggered butt joints can help protect against this becoming a problem.

·      Weak points. There are weak points in every vinyl siding installation, such as where exterior lights and vents are mounted. Fortunately, with proper sealing, this problem can be prevented.

If you have reason to believe water is making its way behind your home’s siding, now’s the time to take action. We’re more than happy to visit your home, inspect your siding, and help you decide what to do next.

Pond Roofing is an award-winning roofing contractor in Fairfax, VA. We specialize in roofing, siding, window replacement, and door replacement in Fairfax and Arlington, VA. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google.

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