Key Siding Replacement Terms to Know

As you begin planning your siding replacement in Central Point, you may come across some unfamiliar terminology related to the project. To help you understand your exterior project better, we’ve compiled a list of key terms you should know.

Key Siding Replacement Terms to Know

Batten

A batten is a narrow strip of wood that is used to cover the joints between panels of siding. Battens can also be used for decorative purposes.

Caulking

Caulking is a sealant that is used to fill gaps and seams in the siding to prevent water infiltration. When choosing a siding contractor, be sure to ask about their caulking process and whether they use high-quality sealants.

Fascia Board

The fascia board is the horizontal board that is attached to the ends of the rafters. This integral component serves as a support for the gutters and helps to protect the ends of the rafters from water damage.

Flashing

Flashing is a waterproof material that is used to seal the gaps between the siding and other building materials, such as windows and doors. It helps prevent water infiltration and damage to the underlying structure.

Gable

The gable is the triangular portion of the wall that extends from the eaves to the peak of the roof. Gables can be decorative and are often used to add architectural interest to a home.

Soffit

The soffit is the horizontal board that is attached to the underside of the fascia board. This important component helps protect the rafters from water damage and provides ventilation to the attic space.

Underlayment

The underlayment is a water-resistant material that is installed between the siding and the sheathing. It helps prevent moisture damage to the underlying structure, while providing an additional barrier against water infiltration.

Weep Hole

The weep hole refers to a small opening located at the bottom of the siding panel. Weep holes allow water to drain from behind the siding and this, in turn, helps prevent damage caused by excess moisture.

How to Find the Best Siding Contractor for Your Needs

Now that you’re familiar with some of the key terms used in your siding replacement, you can begin your search for a qualified contractor. As you go down that list, be sure to ask the contractor about their experience, credentials, and work process. You should also request a written estimate that includes a detailed breakdown of the costs associated with the project. With a little bit of research, you can find the best siding and roof repair contractor in Central Point for your needs.

If you’re looking for a siding contractor who will take the time to explain key details about the job and answer all your questions, contact Pressure Point Roofing, Inc. We offer a wide range of exterior home improvement services, including siding replacement and residential roofing installation in Central Point, OR, to meet your needs. Contact us today at (541) 772-1945 to schedule a free consultation.

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