Why I tend to work in the sun when repairing siding.

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Why I tend to work in the sun when repairing siding.

 

 

No it's not that I'm working on my California tan, I would do that at the beach or poolside. Tearing off rotten wood siding in the heat is not the best choice for leisurely getting that golden tan. There is a much more important reason.

 

 The damage to wood siding is often the result of the sun, wind and rain beating on the building. The weather can do a lot of damage over time but it is especially true on the sun side of the home. This is going to be true no matter where you are, but in Sacramento the south side of the building is likely to be the worst when it comes to bad siding.

 

Looking at homes that are neglected, we see it in the most severe stages. It can happen in well maintained homes too, the weather takes its toll. This is the side of the home that needs to be watched most.

 

So it's not that I particularly want to be working in the sun all day (these summer temps are rising), but that is where the damage is. Knowing this, you should take a look at your own home, paying greater attention to the side that gets the most sunshine during the year.

 

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Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
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Makes sense that is where you would find the most damage Tom.

Jun 20, 2014 05:54 PM #1
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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That siding has a nice California tan, so no need for you too.

And the sunlight makes things very clear.

Jun 20, 2014 09:55 PM #2
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Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL
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Tom, a beautiful read today, that was packed full of great points about our industry. Looking forward to others.

Jun 20, 2014 10:55 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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You gotta know where to look Roger.  :)

Jun 20, 2014 11:27 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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The work environment does have its benefits JayMan.

Jun 20, 2014 11:27 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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Thanks Winston, I look forward to posting again in the future.

Jun 20, 2014 11:32 PM #6
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
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Tom, That is the nature of the beast, you have to work where the work is!  Have a great day!

Jun 20, 2014 11:43 PM #7
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Bill Reddington
Re/max Southern Realty - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

Certainly sun is a huge factor but the material and maintenance are big also. If you have a product that always rots, time to change it. 

Jun 21, 2014 12:27 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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Tony & Darcy - Yes but does it have to be on the hot days?  lol

Jun 21, 2014 03:29 PM #9
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Thanks for this. I certainly néed  to replace some siding at my house. Another incentive to work harder!

Jun 21, 2014 09:43 PM #10
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Paul Peck
Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida - Melbourne, FL
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It's the same here in Florida too Tom. The South side of homes are usually the most weathered. Here we have mostly stucco homes which usually have hailine or staircase stucco cracks that need to be repaired in order to keep water from entering the dwelling.

On a side note: The North side of homes here don't get much sun resulting in green algae on everyting from the stucco, sofitts, facia and gutters. Nothing a good pressure washing won't take care of if it's done every year as prevenitive maintainence.

-Paul

Jun 22, 2014 01:47 AM #11
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Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
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You are right being in the sun brings to light everything. Thanks for sharing have a great afternoon.

Jun 22, 2014 03:56 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Its good to keep up with the maintenance Lise.

Jun 22, 2014 01:53 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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I don't think we have the humidity that you have in Florida Paul, but I can see that this could be a problem for many in the country.

Jun 22, 2014 01:55 PM #14
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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Thanks Pat, at least we know where to look for the severely damaged wood.  :)

Jun 22, 2014 01:56 PM #15
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