Can Old Siding Cause Leaks In Your Home?

New siding being put up to replace old, leaking siding Most people think about leaks coming from a problem with the roof, right? But what about siding? What should you know about siding causing a leak in your home?

Signs You Have a Siding Leak

Siding leaks can occur when heavy, wind-driven rain pushes moisture into seams or cracks in the siding. This can especially happen if your siding is old– say, 30-years-old plus, and it’s coming to the end of its useful life, having developed some issues such as cracks here and there. Then there’s the issue of bad caulking around windows or doors– that’s another common reason leaks can occur in this vicinity. Meanwhile, clogged gutters can leak behind siding, too. If new siding is installed over old siding, sometimes moisture can seep under outer edges. And if siding was installed poorly, moisture can “get in” at loose siding joints that expand too much during stormy, extreme weather.

How might you discover you have leaky siding? Look for stains on walls adjacent to exteriors as well as water stains on foundation walls. Also, if you notice condensation around windows when the temperature outside changes rapidly, that could be a sign. With leaky siding, there’s a good chance that you’ll get mold growth, perhaps visibly on interior walls. You might also notice a “musty” smell throughout your house. If you have t mold, that could cause respiratory problems.

Get Your Siding Fixed As Soon As Possible

Do you think you might have leaky siding? Roofing by Bruce can inspect your siding and make needed repairs or replacements. Located in East Stroudsburg, PA, in the Poconos, Roofing by Bruce handles all sorts of problems with a home’s exterior, including siding issues, roofing issues, windows, skylights, chimneys, etc. Please call 570-424-8891 for more info or email It’s important to take care of any leaks before they get out of hand and cause major, costly problems.

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