Elite Home Exteriors NW

Homeowners often buy a home that already has LP siding and probably already show signs of failure. This post aims to shed light on the underlying causes of LP siding failures, the repercussions homeowners may face, and the proactive measures that can be taken to minimize the risk of such issues. By understanding the factors that contribute to LP siding degradation, you can make informed decisions to ensure the longevity of your home’s exterior.

LP rot sidingCauses of LP Siding Failures

Several factors can contribute to the deterioration of LP siding. It’s crucial to be aware of these elements to maintain the integrity of your home’s siding:
  • Improper Installation: One of the primary causes of LP siding failure is improper installation. Siding that is not correctly nailed, sealed, or spaced can lead to moisture intrusion and eventual decay.
  • Moisture Damage: LP siding is particularly susceptible to moisture damage. If water penetrates the siding, it can swell, rot, or foster mold growth, undermining the structure of your home. This Old House offers insights on how moisture can affect different siding materials.
  • Poor Maintenance: Failure to properly maintain LP siding by not regularly cleaning, painting, or sealing can accelerate its decline. Neglect can expose siding to the elements, leading to premature wear and tear.

Consequences of Siding Deterioration

When LP siding fails, the consequences can extend beyond mere cosmetic issues:
  1. Structural Damage: Persistent moisture can compromise the structural integrity of your home, leading to costly repairs and potential safety hazards.
  2. Decreased Property Value: Aesthetics play a significant role in property valuation. Damaged siding can significantly lower a home’s market appeal and value.
  3. Energy Inefficiency: Compromised siding can lead to poor insulation, resulting in increased energy costs as your heating and cooling systems work harder to maintain a comfortable indoor climate.

Lp Siding knotPrevention Strategies

To guard against LP siding failures, consider the following preventive measures:
  • Professional Installation: Ensure your LP siding is installed by a qualified professional. Correct installation is critical to prevent most common issues related to siding failure.
  • Regular Inspections: Conducting routine inspections can help detect early signs of trouble, allowing for timely interventions. Pay special attention to areas around windows, doors, and corners.
  • Timely Repairs: Address any damage promptly. Small issues can quickly escalate if left unattended, leading to more substantial and expensive problems.

Maintenance Tips

Maintaining your LP siding doesn’t have to be a burdensome task. Here are some maintenance tips to keep your siding in top shape:
  • Clean your siding annually with a gentle cleaner and a soft-bristled brush to remove dirt and debris.
  • Inspect for any signs of damage regularly and make repairs as necessary.
  • Repaint and reseal your siding according to the manufacturer’s recommendations to protect against the elements.
LP siding, when properly installed and maintained, can offer years of protection and beauty for your home. However, being vigilant about potential failure points is key to preventing unwanted damage and expenses. If you are looking to replace your failing LP Siding, Elite Home Exteriors NW Recommends James Hardie Plank for its affordable cost and durablity. LP Wood Siding ROT

See what homeowners are saying about our work!

Colleen Hass
Colleen Hass
2024-04-10
Choose this company for you siding, you won't be sorry! The owner Ian, is far and above best contractor I have ever worked with. Excels at communication, follow up and explains everything in a friendly non-pressure way. I interviewed three other contractors, before settling on Elite. I knew I would be in good hands for this huge investment with Ian as he was genuine and sincere about providing the best result. Both the siding and the paint crew are top notch professionals, with a great work ethic and attention to detail, they are Hardie trained so you can be sure the installation was done to the highest standard and it shows! We went from ugly worn out 20 year vinyl to James Hardie siding, and the difference astounding, very very happy with what feels like a new house now.
Colton O’Neill
Colton O’Neill
2024-04-08
Ian is extremely knowledgeable at his craft. He was so patient with all of our questions and concerns. We felt so comfortable from the moment we met him. We met with a few other companies to do our due diligence but Ian was the clear choice.
Adam Tuck
Adam Tuck
2024-02-03
My home has a fairly complex exterior, and we were looking to re-side the home as we were dealing with constant issues of water intrusion. I was searching the greater Portland/Vancouver area for Siding Contractors for Hardie Siding, as we really just wanted something that would hold up against the elements and protect us in the case of any nearby fires (we’re close to some woods). After meeting Ian from Elite Home Exteriors, we decided to go with him and we couldn’t have been happier that we decided to go with him as out Siding Contractor. We had additional problems from the water damage too, and the folks he recommended were also top notch. Ian and team are a James Hardie Elite Preferred Siding Contractor, which means basically that he’s passed the highest certification for installing James Hardie siding products. I would work with him again, but based on his fit and finish, I probably won’t need to! Thanks Ian!
D Gray (DGray)
D Gray (DGray)
2023-11-06
Working with Ian and his company was an absolute pleasure. I currently own 2 homes and have had 3 previous houses, so I’ve had experience with many contractors over the last 20 years and most are not good. My husband and I had a water intrusion issue (undisclosed to us during a house purchase) that we subsequently discovered for ourselves 6 months later in the rainy season. After meeting with many contactors to figure out how to execute the repair, we decided that their prices were outrageous even for just a patch job and we decided to do the right thing and replace all the wood siding with Hardie plank. My husband found Ian online, and we met with him. He is excellent at communication, through emails/text and/or phone calls. He was always pleasant to meet with and didn’t talk to me as if I was a dumb homeowner, which happens quite a bit in this industry. He was happy to answer all my questions and work with us on a documented design for adding architectural details so there was no questions on how the job would look. He and his crew were always punctual and professional. They finished the job ahead of schedule and did everything promised. Honestly, the water intrusion situation was very stressful, but Ian made it a pleasure to get resolved. I am so happy that we went with him and have had excellent results. My high-strung HOA was even happy about his work and gave us a compliment. I wholeheartedly recommend him, and I would be happy to talk to anyone wanting a reference about our pleasant experience. It isn’t every day that such a huge job is completed with such ease and professionalism. I 100% recommend working with Ian and Elite Home Exteriors NW – you won’t be disappointed!
roxanne sutton
roxanne sutton
2023-10-29
The South wall of the house had rot and cut siding from a previous connected wood deck. Ian was a pleasure to work with and a consummate professional from start to finish. He answered detailed questions, gave me several options to fit within my budget. Ian communicated with me throughout the process, and was accommodating when I requested more detail, or a change during planning phase. His crew shows up on schedule, were friendly and courteous of my property, and cleaned up thoroughly before leaving. The job was completed quickly and within budget. The new siding and paint is an asset to this house and exceeds my expectations. I enjoyed working with Ian, and would recommend Elite Home Exteriors NW to anyone considering a siding update for their home.
Justin Acciavatti
Justin Acciavatti
2023-10-05
Glad I hired Ian and his team to replace siding on the south-facing side of my house. Communication with Ian throughout project was as good as any contractor I've worked with. The work was done well, went smoothly, just what you want. Also glad to see them not show up in expensive vehicle wrapped graphics, etc that the customer pays for. I'll have more siding to do on my house and will hire them again.
Lori Clark
Lori Clark
2023-08-27
Great communication by the company. The workers are skilled, arrived on time, and they are very friendly. We love the work they did on our house. The new siding makes our older home look like a new house!
Keith Belshaw
Keith Belshaw
2022-10-27
I chose to contract the team at Elite Home Exteriors NW to replace my siding as they had a fair price and provided a detail guide of materials, process and standards. They exceeded my expectations by finishing work early, were quick to communicate, did a fantastic job of replacing the siding and the team that did the install were friendly and helpful. I would solidly recommend Elite Home Exteriors!
Brendan Greenen
Brendan Greenen
2022-10-05
Elite Home Exteriors NW did an outstanding job on re-siding our home. From the initial survey and quote, to scheduling and completing the work, they were extremely transparent, communicative and professional! Very happy with our new siding and paint for our home!
Kosal Sam
Kosal Sam
2022-09-16
Ian and his team done a fantastic job. We resided our home with new siding and exterior paint. We are very happy of the outcome of their work. They did a great job!

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