Maintaining Siding Near the Ocean

If you live in the Delmarva area or another location near the ocean, you might be familiar with the many side effects of being seaside. The ocean is beautiful and offers a spectacular view for those who live on or near the beach, but it can also cause a variety of problems for the siding of your home. Whether you live in the Delmarva area, or one of the other many areas we service, if you are the ocean and are dealing with its effects on your siding, we are here to help.

Let’s take a look at some of the ways the ocean might have an effect on your siding.

  1. Saltwater— Salt can be corrosive, and when you have a lot of it so close to your home, you might be aware of the damage it can cause. Over time, the salt in the air can begin to eat away at your siding. Salt can break down the chemical compounds within the sealant, weakening and eroding it. If you notice your siding eroding from the effects of salt, call us so we can help replace it.
  2. Humidity— The high levels of humidity, caused by living right by the water, can create a breeding ground for mold, mildew, algae, and much more. If you find your siding growing any of these, it is important to call a professional right away for an inspection. Our inspections are always free, so call us whenever you notice any issues at all. 
  3. Wind— The closer you live to the ocean, the stronger the winds. Heavy winds can pull at your siding, bending or breaking it. This is especially prevalent for older siding. If you suspect your siding might have— or be prone to— wind damage, call us as soon as possible so we can help. 

Whether you live in the Delmarva area or any of the other areas we serve, if you are dealing with the effects the ocean has on your siding, we are here to help. Call us today!

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