Solid State Construction provides homeowners throughout Massachusetts with siding installations and repairs. From fiber cement and vinyl siding to cedar wood siding we have the options to fit your budget and your needs. But, before we even get to helping you out, it’s important for a homeowner to be able to diagnose whether they want to contact a contractor. We are always here to conduct an inspection but follow some of these tips to help realize that you’re in need of new siding.
Frequent Painting Is Required: A homes siding at the minimum should need a new paint job every 8-10 years. If you find yourself needing to paint your siding every 5-6 years then this is a tell-tail sign that something is wrong.
Rising Energy Costs: If your heating and cooling bills have risen unexpectedly that is a sign that your home is letting drafts in. It may or may not be your siding that is the reason for this but you have to find out right away and fix it.
Rotting/Warping: Walk around your house and just take a look at the physical appearance of your siding. It should look intact and very similar to the way it was installed. If you see any warping or any boards that have started to rot then this is a sign that you need immediate siding help.
Holes: This may be a no-brainer but if your siding has holes in it then you need to act quickly. Holes in your siding is just asking for unwanted visitors from water, insects, and animals.
Dry Rot: A dry rot problem may not be very noticeable to the naked eye. Take the handle of a screwdriver and walk around your home and simply tap your siding. Dry rot basically eats away at the heart of your siding leaving just the top layer left. You’ll be able to hear the difference if dry rot is occurring.
Peeling Paint or Wallpaper of Inside Walls: Compromised siding often leads to water making its way inside your home. This moisture build up can lead to paint or wallpaper pulling away from the walls.
For more information about if you are in need of new siding please feel free to reach out. Solid State Construction can be contacted over the phone at 508-581-3798 or through our online contact form.