Along with your windows and roof, your siding keeps your home protected against harsh weather conditions and temperature extremes. It prevents unconditioned air and moisture from entering your home, helping you save on energy and repair costs. To continue enjoying these benefits, you must regularly maintain your siding.
Read on to find out how your siding protects and affects your home.
Protecting Your Home Water Damage
With damaged siding, your interior can suffer from rot, mold, structural issues and other water-related damage. You can avoid these problems by making sure that your siding doesn’t have leaks and is in good shape. While some signs of water damage are quite obvious, others don’t manifest signs until in their later stages. Many kinds of damage can be prevented with regular siding inspection and maintenance.
The most common signs of siding failure include cracks, bending and warping. You’ll also know that your siding is reaching the end of its lifespan when it’s pulling away from the wall of your house. Inside your home, you’ll notice peeling paint or wallpaper as well as dark stains on the walls.
Keeping You Comfortable All Year Round
Siding helps keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter. Together with the other layers of your exterior, it gives you a more comfortable interior and savings on energy costs. With an energy-efficient siding, your heating and cooling system doesn’t need to work as hard to keep your indoor spaces comfortable. On the other hand, if your siding is deteriorating, drafts can enter your home, causing energy to escape as well as discomfort.
Turn to Illinois Energy Windows & Siding, Inc. for your home exterior needs. We offer high-quality siding, door and window installation services. Call us at (630) 627-9200, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in Evanston, Park Ridge and Highland Park.