Frequently asked questions about wood siding

How do you fix wood siding?

Wood siding is installed by overlapping hardboards from the foundation to the roof. Repairs to wood siding, such as replacing damaged boards can be performed without having to perform an entirely new siding installation.

Can you patch rotted wood siding?

Once wood siding starts to rot, there’s no reversing the damage. If you have wood siding on your home, it’s vital to maintain and pay attention to the condition of your siding. Storms make siding near the foundation of your home particularly vulnerable to water damage and rot. The first sign of rot is the finish flaking off of the hardboard. After that, each exposure to moisture will cause the wood boards to soak up more water and the rot will spread. The good news is that replacing rotted wood siding is a fairly straightforward process. Your siding contractor will identify the damaged or rotten boards and carefully cut them out of the siding installation, and then replace that section with a new board. Wood siding is an incredibly affordable material, so many homeowners will opt for a complete siding replacement when they start to notice any damage. This ensures that the entire home is protected with a new layer of siding for years to come.

Can you replace one piece of siding?

Yes, it’s entirely possible to replace one piece or section of siding instead of investing in an entire siding replacement project. The damaged section can be cut out and replaced, dents can be filled, and holes can be patched. The most important thing to consider when choosing between siding repairs and a siding replacement is how much each option costs and whether or not it’s worth the investment to replace the siding entirely. If you’ve noticed that you have to have siding repairs done regularly or your home’s siding is a few decades old, it might be more cost-effective to have a siding contractor replace all of your home’s siding rather than continue to repair sections at a time. Contact our team to learn more about your options for siding repairs and replacements.

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