Living in Denver, we are exposed to all of the elements. Blizzards, rainfall, heat, and extreme cold just to name a few. People call us the “four seasons in a day” state for a reason. When thinking about your home, make sure you think about Colorado in this context. Being aware of the dangers of weather is imperative in a state like this and DJK siding in Denver is going to help make sure that your siding is maintainable and installed properly. Our siding contractors in Denver are professional and know exactly what type of siding you need for your home.
Our siding installers want you to be aware of problems you can encounter with your vinyl siding
Warping and Buckling
If your vinyl siding was not correctly put in place by your siding installer in Denver, this can cause warping and buckling. Many believe, all siding can be installed the same way, and this is not the case. Vinyl siding is more complicated and needs to be installed properly, with different methods. Vinyl siding needs to be hung from fasteners and be able to expand and contract due to temperature changes. If there was no room left on your vinyl siding, it can’t compensate for the weather changing, especially at an accelerated rate in Colorado.
Unlike other siding designs, vinyl siding is usually not equipped with a waterproof component. This type of siding was not created to have an airtight seal over the home (due to the expansions and contraction). In order to have well-working vinyl siding, you have to implement a waterproof barrier on the exterior of your Denver home. The waterproof barrier is essential to keep your home water resistant and keeping your siding stable. Luckily, our siding installers are well aware of protecting your home and they’ll make sure all necessary steps have been taken when installing vinyl siding.
Mold and Algae
When we think of mold, it tends to look green or black in color, with almost a moss like texture. However, when mold gets on your house it appears very differently. On vinyl siding, mold will appear as a white or gray substance, similar to a powder, with black specks throughout. The areas of your house that don’t receive as much sunlight are the most susceptible area for mold, because of the probability of higher moisture. If you have objects blocking sunlight such as bushes or shrubs, you can trim these down, or remove them completely.
Algae is a different color, so it should be easy to differentiate between the two. Algae will be black, brown, or even green and create discoloration over the siding. This is caused by areas that stay moist and damp for long periods of time.
If your siding installer did not install the special trim pieces around the edges of your home’s siding, especially the parts of your door and windows, this can cause terrible leaks that can damage your home’s siding. Our siding installers are professional and knowledgeable when it comes to working with vinyl siding, you never have to worry about experiencing this type of scenario.
Because vinyl siding is more loose fitting, to allow for the expansion and contraction, some people complain about the noise of the siding hitting the house, during wind storms especially. If you have properly installed vinyl siding from our siding installers, we will make sure your siding is secure enough to withstand the worst of storms.
If you are looking to refinish the siding, or you are building a new home in Denver, call our expert siding installers today. They can work well with vinyl siding and make sure you don’t experience any of these troubling situations in Denver.