Are There Any Dangers to Not Replacing Damaged Siding on the Home? 

Damaged Siding

If you are reading this, chances are, you have observed some type of damage on your home’s siding. This may include sections that are warped, cracks, chipping or peeling paint, and even fading.

Siding is designed to protect the home, as a whole. If it becomes damaged, immediate replacement is required. If you fail to replace damaged siding on the home, you stand the risk of facing many dangers.

In this brief guide, we will outline the 3 most common issues. 

  1. Moisture Damage

If any part of your home’s siding is damaged, it creates a space where water is capable of seeping through. In turn, that water has the potential to penetrate the walls of the structure. If the interior walls of the home are negatively impacted, it could result in the rotting of the wood that helps to keep the structure intact.

Additionally – depending on the severity of the issue – this water could make its way to the electrical components of your home. If this occurs, it is an immediate fire danger. You could lose your entire home and each person that lives in your home could face injuries as a result of the consequences associated with moisture damage. 

  1. The Development of Mold, Mildew, and Fungus 

All wood in your home – be it in the form of siding, part of the construction of your home, or the interior walls – is highly porous. As a result of this, it is extremely common for it to be targeted by mold, mildew, and fungus. If your home’s siding becomes damaged, the risk for development of these substances becomes exceptionally high.

When these do develop, they will start to destroy your home. Additionally, you, your loved ones, and your pets may suffer from adverse health effects such as breaking problems, allergic reactions, and even neurological issues. 

  1. The Infestation of Pests 

If the siding of your home becomes damaged, it will result in holes and cracks. Pests – such as insects and wildlife – are always in search of food, shelter, and water.

As a result, your home may prove to be extremely attractive. If they stumble across the area where the siding is damaged, they may make their way into your home.

Not only does this put you and your loved one at danger of bites, stings, and more, it puts you at risk for the development of diseases and illnesses that are spread by various types of pests – such as mosquitoes, rodents, and bats. 

Contact Us Today 

As you can see, there are serious consequences to failing to replace damaged siding on the home. Keep in mind that those outlined here are just a few of the issues that may develop. There are many, many more dangers associated with damaged siding.

We here at Southern Industries Home Improvements specialize in siding for the home and its installation. If you are having a problem, contact us immediately for assistance. We will move swiftly to ensure complete protection of your home. Call us now at: +1 (833) 240-4900

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