How Do Floods Affect Siding?

The closer you live to the ocean, the more at risk you are for floods. If you live in North Carolina or South Carolina, and your house is close to the beach, you should be wary of floods and the effect they can have on your siding. In truth, floods can happen no matter where you live, and the damage they leave behind can be detrimental. Your siding can only do so much to protect your home. The problem with flooding is that the water can seep into your siding, and it has nowhere to go. Unlike the water outside that can evaporate when warmed by the sun, liquid that gets trapped in your home cannot dry up. This can result in rotting wood, mold, and so much more. This harms the actual structure of the home, and if it goes untreated, you will be left with more damage overtime. 

If you live on the beaches of North Carolina or South Carolina, or close to the ocean in general, it is important to be prepared for the possibility of flooding. If flooding does happen, the faster you handle it, the better. Damaged siding should be fixed or replaced as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the structure of your home. If you call us for help, we can work with your insurance to make sure that they cover as much of the cost as possible. You can then pick the best siding to replace what was damaged. Anytime you update your home, it is an opportunity to make it the house of your dreams. 

If you live in North Carolina or South Carolina, and you are close to the beach, it is important to be aware of, and prepared for, the possibility of flooding!

As always, give us a call with any questions you have so we can get them answered for you.

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