Damaged Siding On Your House and Chimney: What It Looks Like and When You Should Replace It
Fire hazards, high energy costs, and structural damage are risks of neglected siding. But did you know you should inspect it twice a year? Follow this guide to recognize damage to the siding on your house, chimney and even fireplace.
Avoid These Risks:
Forgetting to inspect your siding welcomes a range of consequences — from peeling indoor wallpaper to life-threatening fire hazards. Damage to the siding on your chimney or fireplace can cause carbon dioxide poisoning to everyone in your home!
On the less extreme, you risk structural and water damage. These aren’t fun to deal with. You may even start to see your energy bills go up.
Causes of Damage
Please don’t feel bad; it’s common to experience siding damage. It’s often due to improper installation of the water barrier, causing moisture, or the siding itself. Sometimes pests are the culprits, like termites and woodpeckers.
Remember forgetting to inspect is another major cause of damage, when a simple problem is allowed to go unnoticed, it becomes a bigger problem down the road!
Signs of Bad Siding
Some of the adverse events mentioned above are warning signals of damage to your siding: higher utility bills, water stains, wet spots, and the presence of pests. Additional signs of wear on your house from siding damage include:
As previously mentioned, damaged siding to your fireplace and chimney is an urgent issue. The following are additional problems to look out for:
If you spot any of these warning signals, get your FREE inspection ASAP! Also, keep maintaining the siding on your chimney and house to feel safe in your home.