It’s chilly in your house, even for Winter. Yet, you keep turning up the heat, so you inspect your roof. It appears to be undamaged, so what’s causing this chaos?
It could be your siding.
Winters in West Michigan throw a lot of harsh elements at your siding, which can put your whole house in worse condition.
Vinyl and Wood Siding
When temperatures are freezing, the particles in vinyl paint contract and become brittle. It’s likely to crack if it gets hit with flying debris; then, if snow falls in the cracks, it will freeze and expand the gaps in a cycle.
Once it starts to warm up, the vinyl particles expand. Panels may warp or split, allowing snow and ice to seep in. Then, water could dissolve the wood underlayer and cause rotting, a ticket for a moldy home. So, at this point, you should hire a contractor for repairs.
Houses in West Michigan have to endure extremely harsh winds in the winter. They shoot up the sides and can loosen the panels, letting moisture in the openings. Additionally, your insulation could become exposed, which leads to a freezing house, higher energy bills, and water damage.
Dents and Holes
Winter weather hazards can cause flying debris to put holes and dents in your siding. While dents are only nasty for curb appeal and home value, holes are another risk for cold air, increased utility bills, and water damage.
Contact Town Corners for a FREE estimate for new siding installation when you see cracking, warping, splitting, loosening, dents, and holes!