Nov 07, 2017

5 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 home’s 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.

1. 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.

Gutters installed on a home.

2. Inexperienced Contractors

Siding is a substantial investment and should not be attempted by a homeowner or 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.

3. 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.Home with mature trees growing over the roofline

4. The Minnesota Climate

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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5. 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.

If your home is showing any of these signs, don’t put off replacing your siding. Contact Lindus Construction to get started.

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Siding Installation Reviews:

I was extremely pleased with the quality of work done by Lindus. They installed six large picture windows, replaced all my old siding with new LP® Smartside®, replaced the soffit and fascia, and installed their LeafGuard® Gutters. I highly recommend checking them out.  Their responsiveness, ability to make suggestions that met my needs, and professionalism were top notch. Pricewise, they were in the ballpark with competitors, maybe slightly more, but they're worth it." 

Ryan C.
Webster, WI
August 23, 2022

"We had a very good experience with Lindus Construction from the very beginning with Lucas Trickle. Lucas explained all the products for the siding and gutters. And he answered any questions that we had. The work was done two months before we expected. The workers worked hard and cleaned up everything before leaving our property. We are very satisfied with the finished product."

Mary D.
St. Paul, MN
June 29, 2023

"We had Lindus install new LP SmartSide® and SeasonGuard Windows.  A great installation by professional crews. We could not be happier. Sure glad we went with Lindus!"

Mark S.
Brooklyn Park, MN
June 20, 2023

"I really appreciated all the help from Lindus through this work and the quality of workers that you have on your crews.  I really appreciated the work and cooperation!"

Marsha T.
New Prague, MN
June 7, 2023

"Very pleased with work completed by Lindus. Lucas was very thorough in pulling together the estimate and siding/roofing work met our expectations. The crews also did a good job cleaning up the work site once their work was done. Would definitely recommend them."

Mary M.
Woodbury, MN
June 25, 2023

"Lindus Construction was great to work with. We had hail damage to our roof, siding and windows. They really went to bat for us with the insurance company which was greatly appreciated.  The crews that did the work were friendly and very professional. They really know what they are doing and work together extremely well. We are so very happy with the results. We will have no hesitation to use this company in the future."

David L.
Baldwin, WI
April 5, 2023
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