Overland Park Siding Gone Bad!

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Overland Park Siding Gone Bad!

Siding Gone Bad?

Does Your Siding Look Like This?

Does Your Siding Look Like This?

 

This Overland Park, KS home was built in 1998 and the siding on this house looks like this!  This Overland Park home is in need of some serious siding repairs due to improper installation and lack of flashings when the house was built.  Being a homeowner you expect to have something breakdown, or have a leaking faucet, replace a toilet, etc., but you really didn’t expect to have to replace your siding in 15 years or so did you?  What causes this?  This is due to improper installation of siding and flashings.  You need at least 1/4″ spacing between you flashing and your siding so that if moisture does get behind your siding then it can escape.  However most house built in this timeframe didn’t do that and/or they decided to caulk everything which traps the moisture behind your siding and inside you wall and this picture is the end result of that.  These siding panels are 4’x9′ and interlock during installation, however lack of maintenance will help reduce the useful life of your siding as well.  If you do not keep your house sealed up and painted every 5-7 years then you will have moisture penetration where the siding interlocks and nail penetrations.  This just leaves a pathway for moisture to get inside your home.  Take a look at this picture below to see what I mean.

 

Notice the seams exposed!

Notice the seams exposed!

 

End result is that this Overland Park, KS home is in need of some extensive wood rot repairs and a full blown siding replacement.  Next step, what kind of siding do you choose?  Check out this blog related to other siding options for your Overland Park home and Remember “You Can Always Count On American”

American Roofing & Renovations Inc.