Accidents happen, and that includes accidents that damage your home’s siding.
Overall, it’s in great condition, but there’s that one pesky thing that makes it less than perfect.
With the dependable, professional siding repair services from Armadillo Roofing, your home’s siding can look good as new without the expense and hassle of replacing it entirely.
When you have siding that needs repairs, you don’t want salespeople who are going to make you feel pressured into buying something you don’t need.
If your home’s siding just needs a couple of pieces replaced, trust the team at Armadillo Roofing to sell you the services you need – and nothing extra.
We find the siding repair solution that’s right for you in three steps:
The first, most important step to figuring out exactly what siding repair services you need is talking with you.
We come to your house and discuss the concerns you have about your siding, including any leaks, holes, or cracks that you’ve noticed, how long they’ve been a problem, and whether you’ve had any other issues that could be connected.
During this free consultation, we gather as much information as we can about you, your needs, and your project budget. This helps us make the most complete, informed recommendation to you regarding your siding repair.
You won’t be charged for this consultation, and there’s never any pressure to buy.
Now that we’ve gathered some specific information about your home’s problem areas, we take a look at the condition and overall health of your home’s siding.
We don’t just look at the areas you’ve pointed to as problematic; we evaluate your home’s entire exterior. Sometimes, what looks like a small siding repair could be something more lurking beneath the surface, and our evaluation shows these hidden problems.
Once we have looked at your home’s exterior and talked with you about the problems you’ve seen, we prepare a thorough estimate for the work we think needs to be done based on our analysis. This estimate not only includes the type of work we feel your siding requires, but also the products we recommend and the amount of labor your project should require.
This estimate is designed to be as complete a picture of your project as possible, so you can make a fully educated decision when moving forward.
Our siding products, skilled installation, and commitment to customer service are second-to-none. We promise you won’t find a better experience for your dollar anywhere in Eugene!
Your home’s siding is constantly exposed to the harshest elements. From rain and sun to wind and even hail, it takes a beating year after year.
Keeping it in top condition is important to making sure your home is as air-tight as possible, making indoor conditions comfortable for you and your family.
Damage, improper care, and even defective products can create the need to repair parts of your home’s siding to maintain energy-efficiency, protect from water damage, and keep pests outdoors.
Here are some of the conditions that could require you to repair your home’s siding:
Depending on the type of siding your home has, bubbling can signal either a minor issue or a major one.
If you have wooden siding, bubbling and peeling paint is an indicator of moisture problems and possibly rotting.
Bubbling vinyl siding may mean that individual panels were nailed down too tightly, so there isn’t enough give for the material to expand and contract with weather conditions.
Vinyl siding that has begun to buckle doesn’t necessarily mean a full-scale replacement.
If you enjoy grilling in the summer and keep your grill too close to the side of your house, you can see buckling siding in the areas that have been warped by the heat.
Your siding may also be water damaged, and if you see gray, white, or black spots on your siding it may be damaged and need repair before the damage spreads.
Poor installation, such as panels being nailed down too tightly, can lead to buckling as your siding expands and contracts as the weather changes.
Like buckling, warping doesn’t always spell complete doom for your siding.
If you notice that sections of your home’s siding are warped, it could be the result of materials defects, too much heat, and exposure to extreme temperatures. You can repair warped siding by replacing the warped sections, keeping the rest of your siding in good condition.
If you’ve ever noticed a discolored pattern on the siding – especially siding on the shady side of your home – you likely found moldy siding.
For the most part, a good cleaning can temporarily take care of your mold problems. However, if your siding has become moisture damaged or the mold has spread beyond the exterior surface, you may require the repair of a portion of your home’s siding.
Discolored siding can be unsightly, especially if the discoloration is widespread.
Water damage, exposure to a heat source, and mold or mildew also can lead to discolored siding.
In some cases, a thorough cleaning can take care of the discoloration. However, in the case that the vinyl has lost its color, you may need to replace any faded panels, or paint them.
Sometimes, the siding on the side of your house that’s exposed to the most daily sunlight can become bleached.
Faded siding isn’t just an eyesore, it also is a hazard because faded siding is less structurally sound than non-faded siding.
If your siding is noticeably faded, you likely will need to replace the bleached panels with new ones, keeping your siding strong.
Like warping, shrinking happens when your siding isn’t given enough flexibility to properly expand and contract as the weather changes.
Replacing the panels that have the shrinking issues is essential to stopping the shrinking, as is ensuring that the new panels are properly installed.
If you have metal siding that hasn’t been galvanized or properly painted, exposure to prolonged moisture can cause rusting.
Rusted siding can invite further damage and can compromise the structural integrity of your siding, so any rusted panels must be repaired or replaced quickly. Further rusting must also be prevented with proper galvanizing or painting.
When water gets behind your exterior siding, you may find leaks inside your home. These leaks can lead to mold and mildew, further water damage, and expensive repairs.
If you find leaks inside your home and can trace them to your siding, repair the affected area as quickly as possible to prevent further damage.
Just as no two types of siding are exactly the same, the way you repair two types of siding isn’t the same.
Here are some things to remember when repairing specific types of siding:
Stucco siding is one of the most hardy types of siding, and it doesn’t often need repairs.
If you have damaged stucco siding, however, they can be patched with the same materials that make up the stucco siding. For large holes that need repairing, it’s best to leave the job to a mason or contractor experienced in repairing stucco siding.
If you have small issues with your cedar siding, such as minor holes or cracks, repairs are quick and easy. Just fill in the impacted area with a little wood putty, sand it down, and your siding is as good as new.
For more serious damage, such as rotting, insect damage, or water damage, pulling off the affected panels and replacing them with new ones is key.
Much like cedar siding, small areas of damage on wooden siding can be repaired with some wood putty and a little sanding.
If entire panels or large areas of your siding are in disrepair, you will need to replace them to prevent the damage from spreading and protect your siding’s integrity.
Small areas of damage, such as holes or cracks, to your aluminum siding can be repaired by cutting out the affected area and installing a patch. This method isn’t necessarily the most visually pleasing fix, so it’s best left for less visible parts of your house or as a temporary fix to get you through to a full replacement.
For larger sections of damage, or if you want the finished look to be smoother, you can replace individual aluminum siding panels much like replacing vinyl siding panels.
Vinyl siding is one of the most popular – and easiest to maintain – types of siding available on the market.
In many cases, damaged vinyl siding requires replacement of the affected individual panels and, if the underlayment has been damaged, repair of that as well.
The good news about repairing vinyl siding is that individual panels are easy to remove and replace, so repairs are generally easy and can be inexpensive.
Brick siding can withstand a lot of harsh weather and many years, but sometimes the mortar between individual bricks becomes damaged.
In this situation, chipping out the damaged mortar and replacing it with fresh can repair your siding and prevent further damage.
If you have bricks that are crumbling or damaged, they need to be removed and replaced with undamaged bricks. This job is one that’s easier to hire a bricklayer or specialized contractor to handle to avoid damaging surrounding bricks.
The cost to repair your home’s siding depends on a variety of factors, including:
Your individual price will depend greatly on your situation, but our skilled contractors can give you an idea of how much you can expect to pay at your consultation.