We at AMS Home Improvement have a track record of excellence and we bring all our experience and values into every job we perform. Your home is important and even though looking good isn’t the most important thing, it can help to ensure the longevity of the building. This is why we think that siding replacement and repair is one of the most important aspects of effective home maintenance.
What Is Siding?
Siding is essentially the face of your home. It is the wall cladding that you find on the outside of your home that is designed to protect it from rain, harsh sun, snow, dirt, and for aesthetic appeal.
3 Things to Look For When Replacing Siding
Siding is usually designed to last for dozens of years without having to be replaced, however there are a few things to look for that could indicate that it is time to have the siding repaired or completely replaced.
- Look for warped siding. This means that the sheets or shingles are no longer straight, but have bent out of place because of wind, moisture, or heat.
- Look out for mold and mildew on the outside and undersides of siding. This is usually an indication that they are not effective in keeping moisture out of your home. If this is the case it could lead to serious problems in the future, not to mention health and allergy issues.
- With wooden siding, be sure to look for signs or decay or dry rot, because once it starts, it will spread like wildfire to all the other shingles and eventually, into your home.
Types of Siding
We offer a wide array of siding replacement options including both traditional and modern options. We have traditional wooden shingle, drop board, clap board, vertical board, and sheet siding as well as modern vinyl and composite siding materials. We also offer masonry, asphalt and insulated siding alternatives depending on your vision for your home. All our siding replacement options are installed by our team of highly qualified AMS technicians.