Nov 07, 2017

Issues That Cause Your Siding to Fail Prematurely

It’s often been said that the first impression is the most important.  With that in mind, it’s tough to dispute that if your siding is in rough shape; your home’s curb appeal takes a nose dive.  The upkeep of your siding is crucial because it is the protective shell that acts as a barrier against Mother Nature.  If knowledge is power, here are the adversaries you need to protect your home against in order to keep your siding in the best possible condition.

Water Damage: Clog-free gutters in good working order go a long ways in keeping your siding in pristine condition.  They ensure that rainwater is redirected away from your home and not splashing against your siding.  If your siding is cracked, water can seep behind it which can cause serious damage.roof

Inexperienced Contractors: Siding is a substantial investment and should not be attempted by a rookie contractor.  When interviewing potential contractors, be sure to find out whether or not siding is a job they routinely perform and that they are familiar with the siding material you are opting for.  A big reason for this is that not all errors that can negatively affect the lifespan of your siding are immediately noticeable.

Mature Trees: Giant shade trees are a point of pride on most properties.  With that being said, if they’re planted too close to a home and branches are not trimmed, damage to your siding is almost a certainty. This is because trees branches rubbing up against your siding can cause premature wear.  Additionally, if a strong windstorm comes through, it can cause a tree to fall on your home, inflicting costly damage. roof

Climate Consideration: A contractor who specializes in siding is a great resource for determining the best siding material and color, yes color, for your climate. Homes in year-round warm climates tend to have lighter siding colors.  The reason being that lighter colors absorb less heat than darker colors, which can help lower energy costs.  If you’re curious to see how the siding you’re considering installing will hold up down the road, ask the installing contractor to share addresses of previous jobs to see for yourself how the material will withstand the test of time.

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Neglect: Over time, dirt and dust can cause your home’s exterior to look rundown.  Regularly washing your home’s siding can keep it looking its best.  Be mindful that cleaning strategies vary by type of siding.  Confer with the installing contractor or the manufacturer to ensure that your intended cleaning approach will not void your siding’s warranty.

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Siding Installation Reviews:

"Lindus Construction replaced our windows, doors, siding, and installed our gutters. Every worker from the first inquiry, to installation, to any follow up concerns throughout the years has been prompt, efficient, and professional. Our installers were always courteous to work with and every day at our property picked up and cleaned all work areas. Thank you Lindus Construction for always providing the best service!"

Jason C.
Woodville, WI
July 10, 2019

"We so love the look of our home now! Thank you Lindus for a great job!"

Robin H.
Baldwin, WI
June 19, 2019

"We had an awesome experience with transitioning from wood siding to vinyl with your A+ work crew of: TJ, Dominick, Josh, and Damion!!! Great workmanship, attention to detail.  They all deserve some recognition for their hard work."

Bob & Lori P.
Arden Hills, MN
May 18, 2019

"Lindus did a wonderful job siding; the guys know what they are doing very polite.  We would recommend Lindus anytime.  They were always on time they answered all our questions."

Wayne L.
New Richmond, WI
April 8, 2019

"I’m so super happy with all the work Lindus has done for me: new roof, windows, siding, and gutters!  I have a whole new feel to my house and I love how it turned out! The whole experience was positive from day one where the awesome Dave patiently helped me pick out the best solutions for my budget, to the great guys who did all the work, to the supervisors and inspector who answered all my questions so promptly! And they did a great job cleaning up after each job. I really couldn’t be happier. The whole experience was so much better than I thought it would be. I’m so glad I picked Lindus. They really are a quality company that cares about doing good work!"   

Lynn E.
Hudson, Wi
April 5, 2019

"I had you guys insulate, install SeasonGuard windows, gutters, 2 bath fans, renew deck railings, wrap and steel side the house. I got my bill from CenterPoint, and find it interesting that I use 10 percent less gas than my efficient neighbors. I guess they really aren't that efficient! Thanks Lindus!"

Alan M.
Apple Valley, MN
February 18, 2019
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