Since it’s much easier to repair problems with a home’s interiors, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to forget about maintaining their exterior components. It’s simpler to ignore a broken windowsill if you hardly get to see it. The added fact that people are spending more time indoors makes it even less of an issue to worry about what your home looks like from the outside. However, just because you overlook your home’s weaknesses and damaged areas doesn’t mean they will go away on their own.
Intense weather conditions can be problematic for your home’s exterior components. You might have to pick up bits and pieces of your home’s debris from your lawn if you don’t double-check them after getting notifications from weather forecasts. Besides roof shingles, it’s common for homeowners to have damaged sidings due to environmental conditions. Since sidings are primarily accents to a home, they don’t always have the most robust durability against different natural disasters.
The world’s climate is getting worse as environmental solutions are still taking a slow uptake for most consumers and brands. This is why today’s natural weather conditions are much stronger and more destructive than weather conditions decades ago. These amped-up climate conditions can do substantial damage to your home’s exterior components.
In this article, we’ll share three ways weathering conditions can break apart your home’s sidings.
After your home experiences a strong windstorm, it’s best to give your sidings a look. Although they might still be attached to your home, strong winds can create cracks and chips. Its outer layers can get scratches and dents from the debris that the wind carries while also forcing the siding to break apart due to wind force. Less durable materials, such as vinyl and wood sidings, are more prone to experiencing these issues. Additionally, if the windstorm alternates with heavy downpours of rain, your sidings can also be at risk of warping and rotting.
Once freezing conditions coincide with rainfall and strong winds, it produces hailstorms, which can be a dangerous combination of natural elements. Besides the hazards of windstorms, you’ll also need to brace yourself for hail. Although it’s generally harmless when you’re indoors, your home’s exteriors will experience the full brunt of the damage. It’s not uncommon for hail to pierce and scratch thinner components of your home, primarily your windows and sidings. Even metal sidings can suffer from dents after enduring long hours in the day from blunt impact.
Some forms of damage don’t always manifest in aggressive ways. Sometimes, a slow burn can build up over the years to wear down your home’s exterior components. Unless you have more durable siding options, like fibre cement or steel, your sidings will experience fading over time from the sun’s heat at a much faster rate.
All building materials will degrade over time, even the universally loved vinyl pieces that boast more than 40 years of durability. The degradation is even more apparent to exterior attachments, such as windowsills, door frames, and sidings. Experiencing day-in and day-out of wear and tear can deteriorate and even rip off your sidings straight from your exterior walls. This is why it’s important to include a regular checkup for your home’s indoor and outdoor components. Including it in your housekeeping chores will notify you if some parts are due for replacements or repairs.
At MCM Home, we provide high-quality construction materials for your home’s needs. We specialize in delivering quality windows, doors, sidings, and roofing solutions. If you need exterior home renovations in the Edmonton area, contact us today!