Similar to roof replacement, siding replacement requires homeowners to look into the durability, performance and energy efficiency of a material. However, aside from these essential qualities, there is another element that you might want to consider if you want to maximize the benefits and longevity of your new siding — a house wrap.
Read on to learn more about house wraps.
A house wrap serves as a barrier for your home. Depending on how it is used, it can offer protection against wind or moisture. House wraps are typically made from permeable material so that water vapor can pass through them and keep water droplets out. Because of this design, house wraps can easily dry and prevent mold growth.
But if you will be using a house wrap for wind protection, the material would then act as a seal for gaps in the plywood sheathing or OSB panels. This enables the house wrap to keep drafts from your home’s insulation and ensure that heated or cooled air won’t seep through your walls.
House wraps are typically added prior to siding installation. That said, make sure to check local building codes and see to it that house wrap requirements are also met.
Generally, house wraps can be beneficial to siding made of vinyl, aluminum and wood. In the case of vinyl siding, cracks may occur due to wind or flying debris. This can cause water to penetrate the siding, increasing the risk of extensive damage. However, if a house wrap has been added to your home, water damage to your siding can be prevented or minimized.
Pritchett Roofing Inc. is a family business with over 35 years of experience in providing top-notch services to local customers. We specialize in roof repair, installation and maintenance, and our crew is also trained and experienced in handling siding and window replacement projects.
Call us at (770) 345-1622 or fill out our contact form to request a consultation. We serve customers in Woodstock, GA, and the surrounding communities.