How Vinyl Siding Protects Your Home From Water Damage

There are many reasons to choose Zephyr Thomas Home Improvement vinyl siding for your home. Compared to other types of siding, vinyl siding will last longer.  It will adeptly protect your home from rain and wind without rotting, cracking, or deteriorating. There are dozens of colors to choose from, and our vinyl siding requires little maintenance through the years.

One of the most important functions of our siding is protection from water damage. Water damage can be both catastrophic and a threat to your health.

Why high-quality installation is important

Having high-quality vinyl siding, and having it correctly installed, is crucial. It will let in the rain and snow if it does not overlap properly to cover the joints. With the experts at Zephyr Thomas, you can rest assured that your new siding will serve its purpose and save your home from catastrophic water damage.

Identifying types of water damage

There are three very common types of mold: Aspergillus, Cladosporium and Stachybotrys Atra – the latter is also known as black mold.

Aspergillus is the kind of mold you typically find on food and in air-conditioning systems, Cladosporium is green or black and is the type of mold you may find on the back of toilets. You should keep an eye out for all types of mold. Make sure you take black mold seriously – it can be very toxic.

Black mold thrives in dampness and darkness. Any drywall, carpet, sub-flooring, and insulation exposed to moisture is food for black mold. This makes black mold a threat if your home’s siding isn’t doing its job well.

As it feeds on your home, nightmarish black mold releases spores that can lodge themselves in your respiratory system, causing health problems. Because it gets into your body through the respiratory system, black mold often announces its presence by causing breathing-related symptoms in humans. These may include chronic coughing and sneezing, and irritation of the mucous membranes of the nose and throat.

Symptoms of black mold exposure can also include unexplained rashes, eye irritation, chronic fatigue, and persistent headaches. More severe health effects can be nausea, vomiting, and internal bleeding.

When the time comes to re-side your home, you don’t want to take risks with substandard products or inexperienced home improvement agencies. Call Zephyr Thomas, or stop by our office, to learn more about vinyl siding. One of our expert installers will be happy to come to your home to show you your options and help you envision the kind of look you want.