Like the other components of your home’s exterior, your siding can get damaged because of harsh weather and extreme outdoor temperatures. You won’t have to worry if you regularly maintain it, but if you see surface cracks, loose panels, or fading, it’s a must that you fix the issue immediately.
When it comes to replacing your siding, you might be wondering if you should only do a single board or a large section. Both are possible, but it depends on the extent of the damage. Ken Morton & Sons LLC, your local roofers and exterior home improvement pros, sheds light on the matter.
Replacing a Single Board or Panel
This rarely happens, but damage to a single siding board or panel can happen. A fallen branch following a strong wind or an errant object may puncture or crack a particular siding board. Certain defects may also cause that single piece to warp. In this instance, you should replace it with a new one.
This works on most materials, including vinyl, aluminum and fiber cement. However, removing the damaged board or panel can be difficult, especially if it is in the middle of a wall. The siding replacement pros make sure not to damage the surrounding siding when installing the new panel.
Replacing an Entire Section of Siding
In many cases, the siding pros work on the entire wall or large section of the home exterior. Affected siding needs to be replaced if the damage is extensive. It could be due to rot that has spread across the big siding area or widespread warping caused by long-term exposure to extreme heat.
The pros will start by sawing out the damaged sections and carefully replacing them with new materials. In other instances, the boards may be cut partially and then attach the new board pieces to the older boards. It’s more practical, however, to replace the whole board.
Mixing old and new siding can detract from the aesthetic appeal of your home’s exterior. Faded boards don’t mesh well with new, better-looking ones, which is why some homeowners consider replacing an entire wall of siding, especially if there’s extensive damage.
Ken Morton & Sons LLC is the local roofing company that you can also turn to for your siding needs. Expect the highest quality, supervised custom installations from our factory-trained pros. Call (856) 582-8800 or fill out our contact form to request a free, no-obligation consultation. We serve residents of Pitman, NJ, and the surrounding areas.