Siding is applied to the exterior of a building to protect your walls and property from moisture and adverse weather conditions. Not only does it shed water, it provides insulation and boosts the curb appeal as a decorative element.
If your property has a solid masonry veneer or brickwork, you won’t need siding installed. We highly recommend installing protective siding for walls made out of wood, panels or logs. It will significantly lower your energy bills while providing essential protection.
If you decide to have your home reinforced by siding, consult with your Oklahoma City contractor to determine which material and technique to use. There are different ways to fit siding:
- Sealing or covering joints
- Interlocking joints
Every material contracts and expands when exposed to heat, so cold and water joints are never rigid; they allow water penetration. To further improve the water resistance of your sidings, it is advisable to implement rain screen construction.
Siding can be mounted directly on top of the material of the structure with use of studs. Sheathing is used if the wood material is in question or on top of the intermediate layer of the plywood. A moisture and air barrier of felt paper or house wrap will provide better protection and insulation of your home.
There are different materials available to choose from when having siding installed:
- Composite materials
Siding materials come in various colors. You can easily match the rest of your home's exterior to your brand new siding to maintain or improve the curb appeal.
If you already have siding installed on your home, inspect it from time to time to look for hidden damage. Unidentified issues will eventually lead to severe problems when they are not addressed. Having a leak in your home is not something you want to deal with down the road. Correct installation, regular inspection, and adequate maintenance will keep your siding in the best possible condition and continue to keep your home safe.
If you require any siding service or siding installation, hire a skilled and experienced Oklahoma City contractor, so you know that the project will be done well and that your home will stay protected and leak-free for many years to come. So give us a call as soon as you can, and we will take care of you.