While many people love the classic coastal look of cedar shingle siding, the notoriously harsh seaside weather of Cape Cod takes its toll. The damp air that comes with living near the ocean can cause curling and allow mold to grow on untreated cedar shingles, both of which can significantly reduce the lifespan of shingles.
Shingles that are especially dark in color, nearly black, are likely covered with mold. Not only is the mold unsightly, it actually consumes the wood leading to rot. Regular power washing will help remove mold and extend the lifespan of your siding, but even well-maintained shingles will last only 15 to 20 years.
If the shingles on your home are showing signs of rot – a spongy look and feel, irregular edges on individual shingles – or have begun to crack and curl, it’s time to replace them.
As Cape Cod siding contractors with nearly 40 years of experience, Hitchcock Roofing & Siding understands the importance of expert shingle siding replacement. Not only is it the envelope that protects your home, it is also the single most important factor of a home’s exterior appearance.
The process of replacing your siding begins with a complimentary consultation with Ted Hitchcock, the owner and founder of Hitchcock Roofing & Siding. He’ll assess the condition of your existing shingles and make recommendations for products that best suit the environment and will add to your home’s aesthetics. Ted may suggest going with “dipped” shingles, which are treated to last longer and weather more slowly than untreated shingles. Dipped shingles are available in a variety of colors, and Ted will help you choose the color that best suits your home.
Whatever product you choose, you can be assured that siding specialists will have your home looking its very best, and protected from the elements, in just a few days. And our crews are trained to be as respectful of your property as they are our valued customers.
Please contact us to arrange a complimentary consultation with Ted Hitchcock.