Siding Inspections for Milwaukee Area Homes
Certified Home Inspectors Check Housing Exteriors
Siding on a house adds to the exterior appearance of the house and provides protection from the elements. Weak siding can expose your home to water damage, insect infestations, and animal infiltration. An exterior home inspection from Wall to Wall Home Inspection Services will check over your house’s siding to find potential problems before they grow.
Quality Siding to Withstand Wisconsin Weather
Siding materials act as your home’s first defense against the weather. It works with your home’s insulation to regulate the temperature of your house through all seasons. For Wisconsin homeowners, this means siding has to withstand cold winters full of snow and ice. Water from melted snow can seep behind siding and cause water damage within the walls of your home.
Strong winds from summer storms are another cause for concern amongst Wisconsin homeowners. Loose siding can come off in these conditions, exposing your home. Every opening in the siding is an invitation to insects and animals to make your home into their own.
An inspection from our certified home inspectors will find siding deterioration before it grows into a costly problem. The earlier you can get your siding repaired, the better it will be for your home.
Inspections for All Types of Siding
Our inspection identifies the conditions of all siding materials. At Wall to Wall, we inspect:
- Vinyl siding
- Wood siding
- Metal siding
- Brick siding
- Composite siding
Each of these materials offers its own benefits to homeowners. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as maintenance-free siding. Accidents, neglect, and weather can all cause siding to fail over time. Our certified home inspectors are experienced with each type and know how their respective weaknesses. Schedule a professional home inspection by Wall to Wall to find all signs of problems.
Asbestos Insulation in Older Homes
If you own an older home, you might have asbestos siding. As long as the siding isn’t damaged there shouldn’t be an issue from the asbestos. However, you will definitely want to know if there are any problems so you can consider encapsulation or replacement.
Common Siding Damage in Wisconsin
During our many home inspections, we tend to notice the same problems on exterior siding. Impact damage, weathering, and animal infiltration are among the most common issues we see.
- Impact damage can be caused by accidents with lawn care equipment, sports, or pressure washing. Fortunately, dents, chips and cracks are easy to spot. The extent of the damage will depend on the force of the impact.
- Wisconsin weather causes the most damage to siding. Hail can cause of dents all over your siding. Severe storms can hurl debris into your home and scratch up your siding. Sunlight will lead to fading or delamination. Rain and snow can rot unprotected wood.
- Animals are always looking for a way into homes. Extreme temperatures often drive them to desperation. From inspects to birds, critters will exploit any weakness in your siding to get inside.
Finally, poor construction can leave your home in danger. Poor workmanship may leave gaps between siding panels. Or siding might fall off because it’s not properly secured. Our inspectors check for every possible defect when reviewing your siding. If there is any cause for concern, you’ll know about it. Our siding success stories show how we’ve helped many Wisconsin homeowners with their siding inspections.