There comes a time in every home’s lifespan where new siding is of the utmost importance. Siding tends to be forgotten as an essential part of the home, it offers less immediate risk than your roof, but it still performs essential functions. When you replace your siding, you may notice immediate improvements in the comfort of your home and a decrease in your energy bills. Plus, updating your siding will significantly help the look of your home. Knowing when to replace siding can be difficult, we have a few key tips to help you recognize when it’s time for an upgrade.
It’s Loose or Cracked
As a part of general wear and tear it’s common for some siding pieces to warp and crack due to weather and outside forces over time. As long as the under layers are not affected, you can usually replace these one-off boards yourself. However, if a significant number of siding boards are loose and cracking, it’s likely indicative of a larger problem. These broken pieces should be replaced as quickly as possible to prevent water damage from occurring.
You’re Repainting Too Often
Repainting siding can be a great way to give it a new life, but if you find that you’re needing to repaint more than the average of every 8-10 years, there may be something wrong. Chipping cracking and peeling paint is a common and natural occurrence, but if you find that your home is needing new paint after only 5 years, it’s likely that there is something wrong.
Interior Wallpaper and Paint Is Peeling
One of the main jobs of siding is to ensure that no moisture enters your home. When siding is faulty, this isn’t the case, and you may begin to notice unusual signs of water damage with no other apparent sources. Namely, interior paint and wallpaper may start to peel as the moisture seeps through and percolates under this layer. Additionally, the added moisture and the lack of seal allows heating and air conditioning to seep out and will cause your home to be less comfortable and your energy bills to rise. If you’re noticing higher bills and discomfort, your siding may be the cause.
You’re Finding Holes
Holes in siding can come from a variety of pesky sources, but most common insects are to blame. Along with the immediate ick factor, these insect holes can be a sign of a serious issue. If a wood eating colony is attempting to take up residence in your home, you will want to stop it as soon as possible. Additionally, these holes can allow for moisture entry and result in water damage issues if left untreated.
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