Vinyl siding is an affordable, versatile, and relatively inexpensive way to protect the exterior of your home. However, siding is prone to various types of damage that can lead to costly repairs. Here are five signs that your vinyl siding needs to be repaired or replaced:
If you notice bubbles, blisters, or areas of your vinyl siding that appear warped, this could be due to fluctuating temperatures and moisture levels. Over time, this distortion will cause the panels to lose their secure fit, and they will eventually fall apart. Whenever you notice warped, blistered, or bubbling siding panels, contact a siding contractor to identify and address the problem.
Virtually every climate experiences extreme weather at some point, which can take a toll on your vinyl siding. If a hailstorm leaves your siding panels dented, chipped, or otherwise damaged, it’s important to replace the affected areas or you risk leaving your home susceptible to water damage.
Some colors of vinyl siding may fade over time due to sun exposure. Depending on how the sun strikes your home, some areas may appear lighter than others, creating a mottled appearance. Your vinyl siding may also display discoloration due to dry rot, fungus growth, or other factors. A siding contractor can help you identify the issue and find a solution that works for you. Additionally, you can take the opportunity to do a complete replacement for a fresh look for your home’s exterior.
Cracked and Loose Panels
If your siding is cracked, it is not a reliable barrier against external forces. If you don’t address cracked siding quickly, you risk allowing water to seep into your home that can cause extensive and expensive damage.
High Utility Costs
Vinyl siding is an exceptional insulator if it’s well-maintained. If you notice a steady increase in your heating and cooling costs, your vinyl siding may be damaged or deteriorated. Damaged siding can compromise your home’s air circulation and temperature control. This can cause your HVAC system to work harder than it should, which translates to higher than usual utility bills.
Vinyl siding is an ecologically friendly and relatively low-maintenance way to protect your home, but you still need to stay vigilant for signs of damage. Identifying problems early can save you money and stress. Contact us for a free estimate!