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6 Biggest Exterior Siding Mistakes and How To Prevent Them

Home siding can transform the look of your Columbia-area home, protect it and increase its value. New or repaired home siding can also create an appearance you’ll love to drive home to each day. To get the best result from your home siding investment, avoid these common pitfalls of home siding installation with our tips.

Hints to Avoid Home Siding Errors

These all-too-common mistakes can compromise the appearance and longevity of vinyl exterior siding:

1. Skipping the underlay: Without underlayment, siding is less moisture resistant–and less resilient to bump and scrape siding damage (from tree branches in the wind, etc.)

2. Driving nails too tightly: Allow space for warm-weather siding expansion.

3. Skimping on nails: Too much space between nails allows siding to sag, or lift in windy weather.

4. Choosing short lengths: Longer-length siding makes the completed project look more polished, with less seams. Longer lengths also mean less opportunity for water to penetrate between siding and home, causing mold.

5. Overdoing overlap: Excessive overlap restricts siding expansion, creating a warped appearance. An experienced siding contractor provides meticulous attention to detail, including proper overlap.

6. Lining up seams: In the finished project, this creates a long, obvious line running down your siding. Instead, offset rows so seams don’t line up.

Watch out for these pitfalls if you’re installing exterior vinyl siding as a DIY project–or use the tips to interview prospective contractors about their methods. Of course, there’s a simpler route to expert home siding installation! To ensure you get attractive and durable siding installation or expert siding repairs, contact Premiere Roofing, serving the Columbia, SC area, today.

The Ultimate Roofing Checklist To Prepare for Storm Season

Severe weather such as storms and strong winds are bound to take a toll on your home and more so on the roof. As such, it is vital to have your roof in peak condition as you brace for the storm season. Here are some measures you should consider;

Clean the gutters and roof valleys

Gutters and roof valleys are often overlooked. During the stormy season, you will need a perfect drainage system to avoid water build up that will destroy your roof. Inspection of the downspouts after cleaning the gutters enables better water flow.

Trimming of nearby trees

Overhanging tree branches pose a serious danger to your roof during the stormy season. Trimming them also deters mold growth as debris build up from leaves and sticks is avoided. Mulch will only cause damage to your shingles.

Carry out annual roof inspections

Premiere Roofing has professionals who can inspect your roof either annually or severe weather events such as hail storms. They will look out for broken or displaced tiles, repair them and inspect the decking for any susceptibility to future damage.

Caulk Windows

Prevent water from seeping into your home during a heavy downpour by having your windows caulked. Not only can this prevent potential water damage, but it can also prevent drafts, mold and gaps in the seal to decreasing your home’s efficiency.

Post-Storm Maintenance

Once the storm has past inspecting your roof for any damage is important. Check for any missing shingles that may need to be re-attached. Clear off any pine straw or leaves that have been swept onto your roof that could clog your gutters.

For more information, get in touch with us, and we will be happy to address all your roofing needs. Should you be a new homeowner, we have a wide array of affordable roof types from which you can choose. Visit us and get a free estimate of your new roof installation or roofing repairs.

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