Houston homes that have wood siding will get dry rot at some point from age, lack of gutters, the humid weather or pesky squirrels gnawing at the exterior. Most trim around the doors and windows consists of wood due to the higher material cost associated with hardiplank.
Many homeowners would prefer to remove and replace their old siding with hardiplank but that thing called “life” prevents them from doing so. You know the expenses associated with kids, vehicles, monthly household bills, the unexpected, etc. etc. Now it’s spring and whether you received a HOA letter or decided to walk the exterior of your house, the inevitable happens.. rotten siding. Urghhh!
No big deal, you’ll call some contractors and have the entire exterior siding replaced. After being in sticker shock from the quotes you’ve received, you’re now racking your brain to come up with a solution to cover the rotten boards or the big hole in your soffit that’s two stories high.
And that my friend is why we do siding repair!
We have heard this story from several homeowners like yourself that this is not a good time to replace the whole house exterior because it’s an unexpected expense and it’s not in the budget right now.
Below Are Answers to The Top 7 Siding FAQ’s
1: How do we repair your siding?
We will measure your existing siding height and width, cut sections and install the new siding.
2. My siding is old, what will you do if they don’t sell it anymore?
We’ll 1st check with our specialty lumber yards and if they can’t find it we go to plan B. This is common problem with older homes and we usually recommend replacing the rotten area with hardiplank or wood that’s close in width.
3. Will you paint the siding?
Yes. After the siding is installed the new areas are caulked and touched up with paint.
4. Will the paint match?
The paint is matched from a piece of old siding. Depending on the age of the paint, fading from the sun and color of your house, and paint sheen, the new area may not match exactly, but it will be close.
5. Will I need insulation?
Once the rotten siding is removed, you will be advised if more insulation or moisture barrier is needed.
6. How long will the repair take?
Depending on the amount of siding that needs to be replaced, most repairs average 1 to 2 days.
9. Do you work by the hour?
No. We work by the project.
Siding replacement looks easy and for a specialty skilled contractor that has the experience and the right tools, it is!
We have repaired several siding jobs in Houston, Cypress and Katy areas that were completed by inexperience contractors for leaks caused from placing nails in the wrong part of the siding and using incorrect nails.