How Can Flooding Damage Your Siding?

As you know, many places in America have been dealing with flooding lately. These floods have been detrimental, and they are definitely not the norm. However, flooding in general can cause all kinds of problems for homeowners. One of the biggest issues that we see when it comes to following is damage to siding. We serve many areas where flooding can be common. In fact, those who live right by the ocean might be more susceptible to floods. If you live in places like Ocean City, Maryland or Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and you have damage to your siding from floods, we are here to help!

So, how does flooding cause damage to siding? Heavy flooding can pull apart pieces of siding and even lead to problems with the foundation of a home. Water in large amounts can easily slip between siding and cause issues to the home beneath it. This can lead to rot, mildew, and even mold. When this happens, the best thing to do is to immediately call a professional so they can come take a look and determine the next steps. If your siding looks like it has any leaks or is wet at all, there is a good chance that there is structural damage beneath. Keep in mind that mildew and mold might not always be visible since they can grow under your siding. 

Damaged siding can also cause leaks to enter your house and seep through your walls or ceiling. This is why it is so important to act accordingly and quickly when flooding happens.

If you live in places like Ocean City, Maryland, or Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, you are more likely to deal with a flood. Just like Ocean City or Rehoboth, any beach location can put you at higher risk, meaning your siding is more at risk. If you need new siding or a fix to your current siding, give us a call!

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