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Dry Rot Water Damage On Your Exterior?

Dry Rot Siding Water Damage Repair Replacement

Exterior Damage

Do you have Dry Rot or Water Damage on the exterior or Interior of your home? If you have any type of “Wood siding”, there is a high chance of some type of Dry Rot, Water Damage, Swelling, Cracking, Chipping, etc. Roughly 95% of the siding we replace is old failing wood siding. Most new construction homes are sided with James HardiePlank or a type of builder grade fiber cement siding.

Wood Siding with high probability of Rot or water damage –

  • Wood siding
  • Cedar Siding
  • LP Siding
  • Partial Board Siding
  • Pressboard Siding
  • T1-11 Panel Siding
  • OSB Subwall

Several types of siding are susceptible to rot under certain conditions. Here are some common types of siding that may be prone to rot:

  1. Wood Siding: Traditional wood siding, such as cedar, pine, and redwood, is susceptible to rot if not properly maintained. Exposure to moisture, humidity, and water infiltration can lead to decay, mold, and fungal growth, compromising the integrity of the wood and requiring frequent repairs or replacement.
  2. Composite Wood Siding: Some types of composite wood siding, which are made from a mixture of wood fibers, resins, and other materials, may also be prone to rot if exposed to excessive moisture or water damage. While composite siding is generally more resistant to rot than natural wood, it can still deteriorate over time if not adequately protected.
  3. Fiber Cement Siding: Although fiber cement siding, such as James Hardie siding, is highly durable and resistant to rot, it is not immune to moisture-related issues. Improper installation, inadequate sealing, or water infiltration behind the siding can lead to moisture buildup and potential rot in the underlying materials, such as sheathing or framing.
  4. Stucco Siding: Stucco siding, which is made from a mixture of cement, sand, lime, and water, can be susceptible to rot if cracks develop in the surface or if moisture penetrates the stucco layer and reaches the underlying substrate. Proper installation, maintenance, and sealing are essential to prevent moisture-related issues and rot in stucco siding.
  5. Vinyl Siding: While vinyl siding itself is not susceptible to rot, it can trap moisture behind the panels if not installed correctly or if the underlying substrate is compromised. Moisture buildup behind vinyl siding can lead to mold, mildew, and rot in the sheathing or framing of the structure.
  6. Metal Siding: Metal siding, such as aluminum or steel, is generally resistant to rot but can corrode or rust if exposed to moisture, humidity, or water infiltration over time. Proper maintenance and protective coatings can help prevent corrosion and prolong the lifespan of metal siding.

Overall, while many types of siding offer durability and resistance to rot, proper installation, maintenance, and moisture management are essential to prevent moisture-related issues and preserve the integrity of the siding and underlying structure over time.

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Dry Rot Water Damage On Your Exterior?

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