Siding Installation

IDENTIFYING COMMON SIDING ISSUES

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Signs of age & damage:

Siding

Fading

Siding can show signs of fading damage after years of being exposed to UV rays, and the elements like rain and snow.

Missing Siding

Missing Pieces

If your siding is missing, then water can get through the gap and penetrate your home's walls. The water will not only cause havoc with the siding panels, but it can damage your home's walls.

Exposed Underlayment

EXPOSED WEATHER BARRIER

Exposed weather barrier puts your home at risk of water entering the wall cavity. Most weather barriers are waterproof, however, rips, tears or breaks in the material put your home’s walls at risk.

Stained Siding

Staining

Siding can be stained from improper cleaning methods, moss/lichen build up from nearby trees and generally the northside of the home. Most siding now comes with inhibitors to fend off these types of build up, however, if the siding doesn’t have these, it could make your home look dreary and unmaintained.

Cracked Siding

Broken/Cracked Pieces

If your siding is broken or cracked, then water can get through the gaps and penetrate into the wall cavity. The water will not only cause havoc with the siding panels, but it can damage your home's walls.

Segment Seperation

Improper Installation

Most siding issues occur because the siding was properly installed, or lacking needed components for a siding system installation. Improper installation can look like gaps between the siding panels and some of it, you can’t even see, but experience things like leaks and interior damage to the home.

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Characteristics of a quality siding system installation

Experienced siding contractors, including William Penn Roofing, agree that these are the qualities to look for when buying Siding Installation Services.

Moisture Resistance

You home needs siding that can manage moisture. Rain and moisture can cause wood-based siding to deteriorate, which can lead to rot, mold and mildew growth.

Energy efficiency

Our siding can help regulate heat, improving comfort and leading to energy savings and keeping you from overusing your cooling and heating systems.

Beauty & Decorative Decisions

Our vinyl siding that comes in an array of colors and patterns. Pick from various options like horizontal and vertical panels, shakes, shingles and many more.

Siding Durability

Harsh weather conditions can damage poor-quality siding, putting your investment at risk. Our siding products can withstand severe weather.

Warranty coverage

You want your siding to provide you peace of mind, especially during bad weather. We take pride in our factory-certified status, which allows us to provide strong warranties.

We use the highest quality materials by the leading manufacturers.

Types/Styles of Siding Installs by William Penn Roofing

Board and batten siding uses strips of narrow wood called battens. These battens are alternated with wider boards, which creates a layered effect on your home, making it weathertight and resistant to harsh winds.

When installed and taken care of properly, board and batten can last for many years if not decades.

Board and batten is visually appealing for everyone, from the homeowners themselves to the people passing by on the street.

Clapboard has been around in America since the colonial days and is a type of siding made from wedge-shaped boards which are designed to overlap with each other

There are several types of wood that can be used to make clapboard panels for your siding which can give your home a more rustic looks and appeal, depending on color and finish.

The overlapping design allows the wood to expand and contract with changing weather which is quite durable to harsh weather condition and can help insulate against colder weather.

Beaded siding is a special type of board that has a raised bead that runs along the horizontal board or panel and is recognized for its sophisticated visual distinction.

It harkening back to the Southern plantation style where homes were had tons of charm and elegance, and adds a sense of elegance or even stateliness to a home.

Cedar shake siding is a dream for most people. One of the reasons that shake siding is so popular is the way that it can give your home a unique look that can enhance the architecture and style.

Highly attractive when stained, cedar shake siding become increasingly aesthetically pleasing over time. It may be cut into numerous styles, such as beveled or traditional shingles or shakes.

Cedar is easily be painted and stained to acquire the look you desire. It is also suitable for use with almost any architectural style.

Scalloped siding makes a great accent piece on the front of the home, breaking up the usual linear style of architecture, giving the house a unique look. This type of siding is often rounded or segmental-shaped.

Scalloped shingle siding is most commonly seen on unique architectural home styles like Cape Cod, Queen Anne and Craftsman. Homeowners often utilize scallops as accents on gables and dormers to add instant character to additional types of siding.

Dutch lap feature long, narrow planks that are installed horizontally across the building exterior. The bottom edge of each plank slightly overlaps the plank below it just at the edge, creating a small lip that creates visual texture.

Dutch lap has a rustic appearance and from a distance gives a slightly “log” cabin impression.

This type of siding provides excellent weather protection and installs with a minimal amount of effort and material wastage.

Historically, horizontal siding has been the most well-known look on houses, this design hangs exterior boards from left to right.

It continues to have classic appeal. It comes in a variety of materials and styles and can be combined with stone, brick, shingles, or vertical wood siding for a dramatic look.

This style of siding is generally less pricey than vertical siding , so it’s a great option if you’re on a budget, updating a rental property, or flipping a house.

If you want your home to stand out, vertical siding may be the best choice. Homeowners that take this path are looking for something more unique in their aesthetic.

Vertical siding has an elongating effect that will make your home stand out. You can achieve the distinctive and popular board-and-batten look so favored by homeowners.

Water streams easily down the vertical siding. This makes it easy to rinse away dirt, and reduces the likelihood your home will experience wood rot.

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