7 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Siding
As the weather warms, you may consider the home projects you need to tackle outside. You may, however, overlook a glaring home repair that can easily go unnoticed, your home’s siding. Siding is your home’s first defense against the elements outside, and when there is damage, you could find moisture in your home or increased utility bills from excessive heating and cooling.
Here are seven signs that your siding needs repair, and it’s time to call on professionals for help.
The more your siding wears, the more maintenance it requires to function properly. You could jeopardize the structure under the siding that it is designed to protect if you find that you are constantly repairing your siding or think damage to your siding is small and a repair is unnecessary. The wood that lays underneath needs to stay dry, or you could end up with mold or rot. Paying the expense to repair your siding now could save you time and money in the long run.
Siding That Is Loose or Missing
Like damaged siding, if missing areas expose the structure underneath, you risk greater damage from the weather and pests. Siding works to keep small animals and bugs out of your home’s foundation that, if they enter, could cause greater areas of damage.
Wood-loving pests like termites or woodpeckers can cause extensive damage to your home’s frame. Properly installed siding can help keep these pests and others away from your home and a more expensive repair bill.
Fading siding isn’t considered damage, but it could be a sign that you will need to replace it soon. When you notice that your siding is lighter or more faded in color than your neighbors, it is time to consider your options. Learn the different types of siding available that you could use as a replacement.
Cracked or Buckled Siding
Not only will this hurt your home’s curb appeal, but it is a good sign that your home is not protected the way it should be. You may be able to repair just that section if the damage is localized to a single area, but it could be an indication of a bigger problem. Best to consult with the professionals in this situation to see if siding replacement is the solution.
Rot may seem like a simple notice and repair, but it is exposed to the weather elements all day, every day. A bigger problem is likely if you notice rot occurring, which you will want to have fixed as soon as possible. Repairing this issue will involve investigating the root cause of the rot to ensure that it doesn’t spread and become a bigger problem.
Bubbles and Blisters
When the siding starts to bubble and blister, it is a strong indication that it is time to repair or refinish your siding before it worsens. Bigger issues could later present themselves if bubbles or blisters are left unaddressed.
Professional Siding Replacement
There is no set amount of time that your siding will last, and it’s up to the quality of the material that’s been installed. If your siding needs replaced, get the professional help that will set you right for years to come. Call Tri County Windows & Siding, and let us put our experience of over 20 years to work for you.