Your home needs regular maintenance, but real paint can be repair woodpecker damage due to holes in cedar wood siding caused by that beautiful winged creature.
Repair Woodpecker Damage and Holes
It’s amazing how much damage birds and insects can cause to a home’s cedar siding. But if not attended to, it can become a much bigger issue. So what do you do if you have woodpeckers causing holes in your cedar siding? It’s not really that big of a deal. Just fill the hole with a colored caulk (to match your siding color) or a clear caulk. If you don’t do this, other birds will biggy-back on that hole or carpenter bees, and make a bigger issue. So get those holes caulked.
Replacing Woodpecker Damaged Siding
When do you need to take it to the next step? When you have many cedar wood siding boards that have caulked holes, then you need to have a contractor come out and replace the boards altogether. I’d suggest getting this done when you are doing the regular 5-7 year staining of your home. That way, those boards you replaced don’t stick out like a sore thumb. They would stand out because they are recently stained, and the rest of the home isn’t. Also make sure that you keep an eye out for warping.
Give me a call at 815-260-6773. I’d love to come out and look at your damaged wood siding and help you out. My team and I have been serving Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Oakbrook Terrace, Lombard, Carol Stream, Westmont, Willowbrook, Woodridge, and all of the Chicago area for 30+ years.
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