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When to Repair Your Siding

By Laura Freeman

Although siding is made to last for years, no matter if it is designed of clapboard or wood shingles, brick or stucco, aluminum or vinyl, siding ultimately grows old, wears out, and needs to be replaced.

There also are times when healthy siding requires critical repairs to fix damage from insects, winds, extreme cold or heat, fungus, or impacts. 

Indications that siding is ready for replacement:

  • Its color has faded. Siding is made to hold its rated period of performance life and color. Fading may be an indication of sun damage; however, it also can be an indication that it isn’t protecting your house the way it once did.
  • Your cooling and heating expenses have risen. If your utility bills have soared above energy company rate increases, it is time to scrutinize the siding.
  • Loose wallpaper in your house. Sadly, it may be an indication that wallboards were absorbing moisture from humid outside air which has permeated the siding.

 Indications that siding requires repair work:

  • A storm that has heavy winds blew through your community and you find holes punched in the stucco; tiles missing from the clapboard siding; chips, cracks, or broken small parts in your aluminum or vinyl siding or sections which are missing or loose.
  • Animal/insect nest or dry rot discovered in section of new wood sidings.
  • Section of rust or mildew/fungus on new sidings.
  • Water damage.
  • A variety of structural faults potentially caused by faulty installation.

Even minor siding damage that is left unrepaired may hurt your house by allowing insects, dirt, water, and air inside your house. To safeguard your biggest investment from major repairs, make repair of siding a priority on your “To Do” list.

We offer James Hardie® siding products at Chattanooga Exteriors

If you have been considering an update to the appearance of your house by replacing your current siding, or need assistance with new siding installation, allow Chattanooga Exteriors to help! We’re a locally owned and operated company and are conveniently situated on the North Shore in Chattanooga, TN, and offer complete James Hardie siding installation and design services.

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What Are the Different Kinds of Decking Materials

By Laura Freeman

Depending upon the budget and size of your decking, there are several choices for what kind of deck material you should use. Other considerations ought to include deck cleaning, repair, and maintenance. Explore the cons and pros of each deck material and get in touch with Chattanooga Exteriors right away for professional, reliable, and safe help with all of your deck requirements. 


Maybe the most sought-after choice for decks, pressure treated wood is one of the best choices for most homeowners.


Pressure-treated wood, in most instances, is the most affordable choice in the short-run and it has an amazing lifespan. It also is durable enough to deal with moving grills, furniture, and whatever other items you plan on keeping on your deck.


Such wood may be prone to knots and warping, and also can require constant deck re-staining, maintenance, and repair.


They’re designed of recycled materials and are increasing in popularity for their minimal maintenance and consistent look.


There isn’t any need to be concerned with deck maintenance – most routine cleaning may be handled using a hose. In addition, boards are almost identical and are knot and warp-free.


Typically, in the short term, composite decking is more expensive, however, the expenses that are saved on deck repair, re-staining, and future cleaning might make composite decking the more affordable long-term choice.


There simply isn’t any substitute for high quality, natural wood. But there are a few disadvantages to cedar decks.


Cedar decks carry unparalleled beauty. Also, boards generally are more warp-free than pressure treated decks, which makes deck repair and installation less of a problem.


In order to maintain cedar decking’s natural beauty, it must be consistently resealed and cleaned. Even with constant and careful care, these boards usually lose their vibrant appearance quicker than additional materials.

Cleaning, repair, and maintenance of decks – Chattanooga Exteriors is able to do it all. No matter what material you have, each Chattanooga Exteriors contractor possesses at least ten years’ experience and has the ability to care for your “To-Do” list.

To arrange service from Chattanooga Exteriors, call us today at (423) 389-4283!