Joseph Ketner Construction
Siding Replacement Services
Get the Job Done Right
Your Home Siding Replacement Experts
Joseph Ketner Construction is a leader in home siding replacement in the greater Portland, Oregon, area. This is partially due to our exemplary products and service, but also because we know you need your exterior renovation to be streamlined, painless, and done right. Siding is the first line of defense against the elements.
We understand that failing home exteriors are a major concern and that finding a trustworthy house siding replacement contractor is equally worrisome. Joseph Ketner and his crew will ease that worry with an honest assessment of your home’s exterior, a clear plan, and meticulous, warrantied work. And the curb appeal of your home will get an immediate facelift!
Siding Replacement Services
Does Your House Siding Need to Be Replaced?
If you’ve been in your home for more than 30 years or you bought an older home, you might consider residing to protect your investment or even increase your home value. Even if your siding is in good shape, extremely faded siding can also be more than an eyesore.
Maybe you’re distressed by signs of deterioration, yet unsure if you need new siding. That’s why we offer free consultations to help you weigh the damage and discuss the cost of house siding replacement. In some cases, you may not need new siding–we believe in offering clear and transparent consulting.
When Is House Siding Replacement Needed?
We perform a thorough examination of the exterior of your home, looking for signs of failure, distress, and damage. You may only need to replace a certain area of your siding, or you could be looking at an entire residing project. But rest assured we’ll only suggest repairs that you need.
Signs that you need home siding replacement
It’s not always easy to know when it’s time for a house siding replacement, but there are things you can look for. Here are a few signs that home siding replacement is needed:
- Holes, cracks, or gaps in the exterior
- Loose nails popping out of the siding
- Peeling interior paint or wallpaper
- Rot or crumble across the exterior
- Bubbling, blistering, or loose siding
- Wildlife or insect damage
- Hail or storm damage
- Rising energy costs
- Lead or asbestos
Holes, cracks, or gaps in the exterior
These little imperfections can cause big problems down the road as water seeps in behind your siding. This can cause rot to the sheathing behind the siding and provides the perfect environment for mold.
Loose nails popping out of the siding
This happens when the siding has shifted or has been expanding and contracting with the weather. This loosens nails, exposing them to weather, and allowing moisture to get in behind the siding. The nails can also rust, leaving streaks on your siding.
Peeling interior paint or wallpaper
This is a sign that the interior of your home is experiencing excess moisture. This could be caused by siding that was poorly installed or is otherwise failing.
Rot or crumble across the exterior
When moisture is present, microscopic fungi can develop on wood siding, triggering the decomposition process. With fiber cement siding installations, this type of rot becomes a thing of the past.
Bubbling, blistering, or loose siding
When water gets behind the paint, or the surface wasn't prepared adequately, higher temps can cause the paint to bubble or blister. James Hardie plank siding comes pre-primed creating a strong bond for paint adhesion, ensuring long-lasting paint protection even in aggressive weather conditions.
Wildlife or insect damage
This is a common issue for wood types of siding, as termites and other pests like to burrow in and make a mess (and weaken the siding that protects your home).
Hail or storm damage
Aluminum can pick up dents and dings and vinyl siding can crack in stormy conditions that cause debris to get blown around. Extreme heat causes vinyl siding to warp–when this happens, the joints separate and will no longer provide adequate protection. Anytime vinyl siding gets cracked or damaged, it weakens the integrity of the building envelope.
Rising energy costs
The walls–both interior and exterior–of your home create an envelope that helps maintain the inside environment of the home. Loose or damaged siding will allow conditioned air to escape or outside air to enter the home, making your HVAC system work that much harder.
Lead or asbestos
Lead-based paint and asbestos tiles were used frequently decades ago. If your home was built during the second half of the last century, there’s a chance your home could be covered with hazardous material. An exterior remodel is recommended to keep you and your family safe from these airborne particulates.
Great Siding Makes A Difference.
How Can We Help Protect Your Investment?
Even minor signs of deterioration or musty smells inside your home can indicate severe damage hiding beneath your siding. Joseph Ketner Construction has built its reputation on providing peace of mind by solving your home exterior problems with elegant design, durable siding, and complete exterior renovations.
The siding of your home provides the first layer of protection against the elements. If water is allowed to get in behind the siding, you could be dealing with dry rot, mold, mildew, and other issues that may not be noticeable until it’s too late. If allowed to fester, you could be looking at much more than a residing project.
Protect the Interior of Your Home
The damage could make its way to the inside of your home, too. If black mold makes its way to your interior walls, you may have to leave the house for several days until the growth has been completely remediated. Then there’s the time and expense involved with rebuilding the interior.
Water damage under siding or roofing and around doors and windows usually isn’t detectable from the outside, but if our team discovers problems, we’ll help you find solutions immediately! View our siding replacement and home makeovers or hear how we earned the respect of hundreds of Portland-area homeowners.
Full-Service Exterior Remodelers
Give your home a complete facelift
Since you want to make a lasting, one-time investment that protects your home, we also provide the full spectrum of exterior renovations such as window replacements, custom masonry, roofing, gutters, insulation, doors, garage doors, decks, and electrical upgrades. This removes a lot of hassle if unexpected problems or hidden damages arise during your siding replacement.
By using Joseph Ketner Construction on all exterior remodels, you can assure you’ll get a clean, cohesive look to your home. With more than 30 years of combined experience in the construction field, you’ll also have confidence the siding project has been done right.
Difficult Siding Replacements Made Easy
Bring your Architectural Masterpiece Back to Life!
We excel in tricky exterior remodels and historic home renovations. If your home is part of a historic conservation district, we perform all due diligence to ensure the residing job meets all codes and requirements. This includes guiding you on how to get the necessary permits.
After all, there’s a reason you chose the house you did. We want to bring it back to its former glory, including custom trims around the windows, doors, and other openings as well as roofing and gutters. We also research colors and styles that match the time period to make your home truly authentic.
We offer a Variety of Residing Types and Styles
James Hardie Siding products as well as other exterior siding materials
As a Preferred James Hardie Remodeler, we often recommend Hardie fiber cement products because of their superior quality, sustainability, and warranties. If you’re looking to reside your home with a product that’s long-lasting, comes in a variety of colors, and is easy to maintain, we have plenty of Hardiplank options to choose from.
But like we said earlier, perhaps you have an older home and want to stay true to the siding that was originally used. We offer all different sizes of cedar siding installations for these occasions, in a variety of finishes and designs. Joseph Ketner has installed historic shiplap, shingles, shakes, bevel, and board and batten siding on homes, painted, primed, or stained.
Honesty, Transparency, Creativity
Work With Experienced Siding Contractors
As part of a home improvement project, complete renovation, or just to address certain problem areas, Joseph Ketner Construction is a siding repair contractor you can trust. We work with James Hardie products because they won’t fade over time like vinyl siding and are more durable than wood siding.
When it’s time, reach out to Joseph Ketner Construction for your residing needs. From the first consultation and discussion of siding cost through installation and activating the workmanship warranty, we’ll keep the lines of communication open. We never forget this is your home, but we’ll treat it as if it were our own.