Jan 25, 2018

Four Signs You Need New Siding

One of the biggest determinants of a home’s curb appeal is its siding.  More important than that is the material’s ability to act as a protective membrane of your home.  Siding that’s worn out should be swiftly addressed in order to prevent severe damage to your house.  Here are several signs siding should be replaced.  Noticing any of these four spells trouble.

Bubbled or Faded Siding:  If your siding is no longer smooth, bubbling signals serious troubles.  That’s because it’s an indication that water has become trapped within the siding. When this happens, dry rot occurs.   Full eradication of dry rot is crucial because failure to do so can result in it reappearing.  The only way to kill dry rot is to kill its source of moisture.  Once this has been accomplished, the affected areas must be dried completely.  From there, the fungus that caused the dry rot must be treated before damage can be repaired.  In most cases, a siding’s color is designed to last as long as the material.  If a siding has aged to the point where the color has discolored, it’s often proof that the material has reached the end of its lifespan.house

Mold & Peeling Interior Paint:  If your home seems to have quickly taken on a musty odor, it’s probable your siding is to blame.  Why?  Siding that has the inability to ward off moisture will allow moisture to infiltrate your home.  Mold growth near a siding’s seams is a telltale sign this is happening.  Interior paint that continuously needs touch-up due to peeling is another way to tell that water is penetrating your home’s siding and reaching all the way to in interior.  Ignoring this problem can be costly and pose a health hazard to your family.

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Infestation by Pests:  Here’s a scary fact, a dime-sized hole is a large enough space for an adult mouse to squeeze through.  This fact alone should make you closely reexamine your siding for any holes.  Mice that find their way through can become trapped between your home’s siding and walls.  If you’ve got wooden siding, beware of termites that can compromise its integrity by feeding on it.  With termites, come the woodpeckers that feed on them.   A reliable gutter system, like LeafGuard® can assist with prevention because it filters water away from home.  Without water, termites cannot survive.  Better yet, opt for a maintenance-free siding, such as LP® SmartSide® that wards off these pests altogether.

A Spike in Utility Bills:  There can be many reasons for this including failed windows and insufficient insulation.  However, if a reputable professional has already helped you rule those out, your siding may be to blame.  This is due to the fact that cracking in your siding can invite exterior air into your home, overworking your HVAC system.


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Lindus Construction Siding Reviews:

"Both guys were friendly and greeted myself and my wife if we were coming or going. They kept me posted of any issues and where they were with the job and when they would be finished. Too often in business we only hear about the bad employees and bad work.  Not with these guys. Can’t say enough about how great it was. Because of these two individuals I will DEFINITELY hire Lindus Construction again."

Brad E.
Inver Grove Heights
April 12, 2018

"You folks do great work!"

Dan O.
Blaine, MN
April 12, 2018

"This was a big job.  Once they started, it all moved very quickly. They had to do some extra work because of water damage discovered when they removed the old siding, but the charge for repairs was lower than expected."

Barbara K.
Columbia Heights, MN
April 2, 2018

"Lindus put new siding on my garage.  The quality of the work was very good."

Becky H.
St. Paul
December 13, 2017

"I have had three different houses sided by Lindus Construction. The first one was in 1985 and they did a terrific job! About 10 years later we ended up moving and the place we bought needed siding, so we called Lindus to do the job.  Lindus Construction was the place I called to do my third house. They are just finishing the job now and once again I couldn't be more pleased with their work.  I would highly recommend them!"

Debby S. 
Downing, WI
November 10, 2017

"The workmanship is very good, pleased to have the work completed. Everything turned out okay and looks great."

Bob D.
Star Prairie, WI
October 18, 2017
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