Most homeowners use vinyl siding since it’s trusted for its durability, resistance to damage and fading, and pleasing appearance. But winter can ruin this. So, it’s important to understand the most common winter siding problems and how to prevent them.
1. Cracks or Holes in Your Siding
Vinyl siding isn’t susceptible to cracking, especially when the temperature drops. But winter can cause the siding to be brittle.
If there are cracks and holes in your siding, you must repair it so that the cold air and moisture won’t come inside your home. If the cracks and holes keep appearing after repairing, the best way to solve this is with a siding replacement. You might even be interested in doing it alongside a roof repair.
2. Loose Siding Panels
During winter, it’s common to see a part of your siding hanging unusually, often due to natural wear and tear over the years. It’s vital to be vigilant for any overhanging lips, and, if you hear flapping noises during windy periods, it means that the air is seeping into the loose panel, which leads the siding to shake and become jangled. You can quickly fix it by securing the panel back into its original position. However, if the damage is too severe, it may be best to replace your siding.
3. Water Penetration and Moisture Buildup
Ice buildup in your eavestroughs can lead to water penetration. Once the snow and ice accumulate, it may penetrate underneath the siding once it starts melting. This process can be tedious and may cause significant structural damage. It’s best to fix it before it gets worse, and you can even do it together along with your roof replacement.
Turner & Sons Roofing & Siding can help you address these problems before they get worse. Call us at (860) 346-7405, or fill out our contact form to discuss your project. We serve clients in Cromwell, CT.