Wood Siding Comes With Several Significant Disadvantages
Despite the popularity, durability, and a handful of other advantages, wood siding comes with several big disadvantages. Wood siding adds beauty and natural look to the house and of course, it’s hundred percent recyclable, but it also creates additional unnecessary expenses and troubles for the homeowners. Fortunately Roeland has an alternative solution for you.
The first and very frustrating part of having the wood siding is the need for a regular inspection. Typically annual inspection for newer siding is sufficient, however, for the older homes it is best to get them inspected every few months. Most homeowners forget to diligently inspect the sides of their houses or do not know how. A brief visual inspection might not be sufficient for detecting some of the internal problems. It’s highly recommended to hire a professional to do the proper inspection, and this can definitely add to the house maintenance budget.
Without a doubt, moisture is one of the biggest enemies for the wood siding. Often, a poorly installed siding can trap moisture inside which can lead to rotting, mildew accumulation, and even bacterial growth. Damp boards can crack, warp, chip, or decay leaving the homeowners with ugly damaged siding. Replacing siding is an expensive project and can become very time consuming if not done by professionals.
Insect, Mildew and Bacteria.
Wood is a natural habitat for various bugs and bacteria which makes wood siding vulnerable as well. Even treated siding – or less prone to insect-damage wood – can still be destroyed by termites, or provide living conditions for maggots, ants, and other pests. Sometimes it becomes exceptionally hard to detect mildew, bacterial growth or little ant colonies on the inside of the siding.
As it’s clearly visible wood siding can become a nuisance for home owners and maintenance costs can become rather large. Fortunately, homeowners now have other alternatives when it comes to siding options.