Rotten and swollen siding is typically due to a combination of bad siding products and poor siding installation. Low-grade wood fiber siding was installed on thousands of homes in the Boulder/Longmont area throughout the 1980s to early 2000s. Over time, this wood fiber siding absorbs water, swells, rots, and allows more water behind the siding. In addition, common installation errors such as improper flashing can contribute to even more moisture causing subsequent siding and wall damage.
This is why we recommend installing siding products that are designed to hold up to Colorado’s unique climate. At WestPro, the only siding we install is James Hardie fiber cement siding. It’s more expensive than other low-grade alternatives, but we feel that for Colorado homeowners, it’s worth the investment. Here are some great advantages of proper home siding.
Add Aesthetic Value to Your Home
Of course, having unique and well-maintained siding boosts your home's curb appeal. A neglected exterior siding gives a visual unsavory experience for yourself, visitors and potential buyers. That is why it is critical to invest in professional siding services.
Reduce Monthly Utility Expenses
Exterior siding also works with your home insulation. When installed by professionals, it helps you save energy by reflecting the harsh sun rays away from the construction. It is also helpful in minimizing air infiltration into your home.
These two characteristics help to lessen the burden of your HVAC system when trying to regulate the temperatures inside your house. When using less power to cool down the interior, you will pay less on power bills.
Prevent Pest Intrusion
Keep common household pests away! Carpenter ants, dust mites, or termites can breach this protective barrier, intruding into your home. Having siding installed by experts ensures that it will do its job in keeping your home pest-free.
Let Professionals Take Care of Your Siding
WestPro Roofing professionals have worked on properties all throughout Colorado for more than 11 years. Contact us if you need reliable, fresh, and long-lasting siding installed in your home. For more information, call us at 303 834 9236.
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