Nov 24, 2020

Six Signs Your Wood Siding Needs Replacement

While wood siding has benefits, such as low thermal conductivity, it needs frequent upkeep to maintain its appearances and protective properties.  However, it’s only a matter of time before wood siding breaks down due to its natural qualities.  If you’re unsure if your wood siding is in need of replacement, we’re here to offer a few telltale signs that it’s time to reach out to a reputable contractor for a free estimate.

Dry Rot: Dry rot is a type of wood decay that happens when fungi attacks the components of wood that provide stability and firmness.  This type of fungus is prevalent on damp wood.  Wood siding that is placed too close to the ground is particularly vulnerable because it can wick moisture from the soil. Frustratingly enough, the early stages of dry rot can be tricky to identify because its appearance can manifest itself in numerous ways.  However, one common tip-off that dry rot is compromising the integrity of your home’s wood siding is that it has changed in appearance to an off-white or gray hue.

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Warped Siding: If areas of your wood siding are no longer laying level, it can be indicative of moisture getting into the wall system behind it.  Determining the origin of this issue should be left to a trusted siding professional that can pinpoint the problem and suggest a permanent fix.

Skyrocketing Energy Costs: While there can be numerous reasons your energy costs are climbing; your siding can be the culprit if a reliable professional verifies your attic insulation and ventilation are at appropriate levels.  Builder grade wall insulation in tandem with worn out wood siding can create a significant strain on your home’s HVAC system, causing your heating and cooling costs to escalate.

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Peeling or Flaking Paint: As your wood siding advances in age, Mother Nature will take over and cause the paint on the siding to peel, and chip off.  If you’re finding yourself in a situation where the your home’s siding needs painting every few years, it may be wise to consider a long-term, maintenance free option, such as steel or LP® SmartSide®.


Pest Invasion: Termites, carpenter ants, powder post beetles, carpenter bees, and wood peckers can all wreak havoc on your home’s siding.  Whether it’s tapping holes into your siding or feeding on the starches of the wood these pest spell real trouble.  Left unaddressed, it’s only a matter of time before full replacement is needed because the siding is beyond repair.

Interior Wall Damage: If the paint or wallpaper within your home are peeling in numerous areas, your siding may be to blame.  That’s because shoddy siding allows moisture to permeate inward, causing damage to the inside of your home.

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"Lindus gave our house a total exterior makeover a couple years ago. We’ve been so pleased with the workmanship and aesthetics!"

Joanne F.
Maple Grove, MN
November 18, 2020

"We are extremely happy with the outcome. The salesman, crew, project managers, everyone was professional and focused on getting it done right. When we had a problem, Lindus went with it and offered a fair solution. We are grateful for their problem solving and intent to get the best product for us. The crew would not leave until they felt it was the best work - and it was a challenge on our 1914 structure. We are pleased and happy with our beautiful house. Our neighbors are still complimenting us! Thank you Lindus."

Noreen G.
Minneapolis, MN
November 16, 2020

"I contacted Lindus for a quote on LeafGuard® Gutters. While we only needed a short run of them to take care of our home, the Lindus salesperson treated us like we were going to buy windows, doors, and siding for our home. He made us feel like valued customers throughout the process.  With the LeafGuard® Gutters, no more clean-up required."

Nancy S.
Woodbury, MN
October 16, 2020

"We are really happy with the finished product. Lindus might be a little more expensive, but with their guarantees and superior workmanship, it was worth it and we are very satisfied. Starting with the sales rep, Jordan Maxon, and with each crew as they performed the work, we found everyone to be professional, friendly and easy to work with. Each crew cleaned up thoroughly. The siding was the most expensive, but they did a meticulous job. They wrapped around all the windows and doors so their will never be any maintenance like painting for us to do. We really couldn't be more pleased. Thank you, Lindus!"

Ruth W.
Ellsworth, WI
August 20, 2020

"We had a new deck as well as some new siding installed this summer. The installation was super professional and Thomas, Chad and Joe seemed to enjoy the work and were more than happy to explain the processes of the project. Lindus wants to get it right the first time and uses best quality materials along with the extra brace, the extra screw and extra nice finishing touches. Lindus might be a little more expensive than some contractors but I believe we got what we paid for. I plan to use them in future projects."

Charles H.
Apple Valley, MN
July 10, 2020

We are very pleased with the work that Lindus Construction did on our garage. The siding was replaced with LP® SmartSide®, windows and doors also replaced. Lindus removed the roof shingles and cupola. New roof and gutters installed. All of the gentlemen working did a great job, were friendly and everything was cleaned up. They came back to inspect that all work was completed correctly and asked if we had any further questions. I highly recommend Lindus Construction. Thank you."

Emily R.
Frontenac, MN
June 22, 2020
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