Vancouver Siding Repair
When your exterior is showing signs of rot or deterioration, there could be even more damage underneath. Don’t wait to fix the siding on your home, especially when wet weather and high winds could create additional damage to your home’s interior, and compromise structural integrity. The professionals at Elite Home Exteriors NW perform the inspections and services for siding repair in Vancouver, Washington.
Siding Repair Services
Siding doesn’t always need to be completely replaced. Our contractors have a variety of repair services that can improve the function of your siding and extend the life of your exterior.
- Siding replacement
- Windows and Window Trim Replacement
- Painting, Priming, and Weatherization
- Water Intrusion Repair
- Vapor Barrier Installation
- Construction Defect Repair
- Dry-rot/Mold Repair and Remediation
Damaged Siding Inspections
Siding damage can sometimes be difficult to see with the naked eye. Our exterior experts know how to identify wood rot, cracks, and other structural issues that could affect the integrity of your home without immediate repairs. Outfitting your home with cement composite siding will extend the life of your home, fend off rot, and raise the value of your home.
Common Wood Siding Damage
Homes with new growth cedar or raw wood siding don’t last as long, especially in a climate known around the world for its rainfall and sunless days. Power washing and re-applying wood stain is a constant maintenance process. And when cedar wood or T1-11 siding becomes rotten, the once-solid wood can crumble under the slightest touch.
- Cracked or split boards
- Dry rot
- Faded color
- Moss growth
- Bug infestations
Common Vinyl Siding Damage
Vinyl siding can be a great choice for budget-minded homeowners who want to save on maintenance, exterior painting, and installation costs. However, vinyl siding can have its flaws: it dents easily, changes its shape in certain weather, and doesn’t insulate a home as well as composite or wood siding.
Repairing vs. Replacing Old Siding
Most of the time, the best option is a complete tear-off and replacement of the old siding. Otherwise, you’re only getting a short-term fix. After all, if an exterior is showing signs of damage, there’s likely more damage underneath the sub wall, in the trim around your windows, and other places as well.
Repairing Wood Siding
Composite siding lasts for decades, while less-durable types of siding, such as vinyl, aren’t as easy to repair. Wood siding, like T1-11, can be patched and made to look like new.
Damage to T1-11 siding is most commonly spotted early when the damage is minimal. To determine if your cedar or T1-11 siding can be patched, we inspect:
- Check to see if the wood is soft or rotten
- the base of your siding
- the subwall underneath
- the areas around your window