What to Do When the Walls Talk Back

It's not that uncommon to talk to the walls when we're sorting through tough problems or trying to make a complicated decision. But what IS uncommon is when the walls talk back.

Ok, so walls can't really talk back. But they can communicate with us in a way. Especially the exterior walls. There are lots of signs that siding can give, communicating to us that it can no longer properly protect the exterior of your house. Some of the ways that walls (interior and exterior) tell us that your siding needs attention include:

Bubbling or Blistering: if the bubbles and blisters weren't there when the siding was installed, it shouldn't be there now. Blisters are usually a sign of too much heat or moisture.

Dry Rot: Dry rot is caused by a fungus that feeds on moisture and causes wood to decompose or disintegrate.

Cracked / Loose Boards: this type of problem is an open invitation for water to get underneath your siding and cause damage to the structure.

Peeling of Interior Paint and Wallpaper: this can be a huge sign of mold and/or water damage, and means your siding isn't doing its job of keeping moisture and water on the outside of your home.

Wildlife Damage: there isn't always much you can do to keep woodpeckers, rodents, and insects away from your wood siding, expect to replace it with something a lot less tasty — something like vinyl siding.

Call us at Scotty's Exteriors today and let us help you determine what your walls and siding are trying to tell you. We provide free, no hassle estimates!