Ottawa Renovations and Home Remodeling Contractors Recommend Exterior Renovations
Do you have a home that's more than a few years old and has been or will soon be ready for some repairs? If so, there are a few things we recommend you take a look at to evaluate the condition of materials on your home.
Here in the Ottawa area, we see plenty of weather extremes during the year, with significantly colder winters than the Toronto area. Our winters are harsher here in Ottawa because our summer temperatures are higher and this is because we aren't located along the shores of Lake Ontario. While winters are extreme, we have warm, humid summers with plenty of sunny, hot days in summer.
With these weather patterns, our home's exteriors go through a lot of changes resulting in the contracting and expanding of building materials, and a lot of damage from snow, humidity, sunlight, heat, and storms. As Ottawa home remodeling contractors, we've seen a lot of damages from the weather wreak havoc on our customer's home exteriors.
The weather makes a huge impact on how fast our building materials wear down. The harsher the conditions, the faster our exterior surfaces deteriorate. This is why we recommend exterior renovations or repairs on our Ottawa homes.
Exterior repairs or renovations should be done in a timely manner when things first start going wrong. There isn't a way to keep a home in good condition if the exterior is allowing in weather that will destroy the more delicate materials the exterior is protecting. Examining your Ottawa home's exterior should be done at least twice a year and as needed after storms.
Any time you need repairs or help examining your exteriors (including roof), we can help you here at Milowen General Contracting. We're the Ottawa renovations and home remodeling contractors you can trust.
The Importance of Siding Repair in Ottawa
Your home's siding protects the materials underneath from damage. When it is worn or needs replacing, moisture and other elements can infiltrate into the walls and further indoors to the materials that aren't meant to withstand moisture.
It's important to replace the siding once it gets damaged or you will end up also needing to replace insulation, studs, sheet rock, and other parts that make up the outside walls of your home. Siding can be significantly better today than what you have on your home now.
Advances in technology and manufacturing bring you siding options like the fiber cement siding or today's vinyl or composites. Some of your choices are:
- Vinyl Siding
- Fiber Cement Siding
- Aluminum Siding
- Wood Siding
- Fiberglass Siding
When you choose siding, be sure you're looking for advanced siding options that give you protection from moisture and snow. These are the two main elements we're constantly fighting damages from on home exteriors. As premier home remodeling contractors and Ottawa renovations experts, we see a lot of homes with siding damages.
Unfortunately, many let their home exteriors suffer through years of damage before making repairs. By the time the homeowner has the Ottawa siding repairs done, there is always much more extensive damage that has to be fixed before the siding can be replaced or repaired.
When you examine your home's exterior, be sure to note any areas where the siding is damaged, but also be looking for areas where the seal or paint may have come off or is looking worn. Depending on the existing materials your siding is made of, you're likely to need new sealant or paint applied to protect it.
You'll want to reseal it before it starts showing signs of damage. In that way, you're ensuring your siding stays new and protects your underlying building materials like it should. Give our experienced home remodeling contractors at Milowen General Contracting a call if you have any questions or need help examining your home's exterior.