The very things that make exterior siding for homes so important also work against it in the long run. In other words, external siding gradually succumbs to the very risks it is designed to fight, such as the blazing sun, bitter cold, hard wind, and precipitation. Naturally, many varieties of siding last for decades, particularly if the siding has been well-maintained. However, even the best-maintained siding will eventually reach a point where repairs and repainting are no longer enough to ensure the continued safety of the home.
Fortunately, there are numerous upsides to upgrading. If you’re ready to re-side your home, Siding Pro can help with every step of the process, from choosing a new material to a professional installation. It’s important to assess the current siding’s condition before deciding to replace it. Has its time of service finally come to an end? Here are five signs it’s time to replace your home’s siding.
Your siding’s ineffectiveness in protecting your home from the elements will increase if it has started to deteriorate. When the damage is localized, you can repair just the affected area. But if the rot has spread across the exterior, there’s nothing to do but start anew, this time with a rot-resistant material.
2. Maintenance Overload
If you no longer have the time or energy to maintain your outside siding, it’s just a matter of time until your shift in priorities takes a toll. Before that time comes, you might want to think about replacing your current siding with Hardie Board by James Hardie, which requires hardly any upkeep. Maintenance is simple, with just a quick spray with the hose.
3. Skyrocketing Energy Bills
Are there visible holes in your siding near edges or corners? Are you noticing drafts near walls and windows or around switches and electrical receptacles? Chances are that greater insulation and new siding would make a tremendous impact, both in terms of reducing drafts and saving you money on heating and cooling costs.
4. Hidden Hazards
Consider taking a stroll around the property to evaluate the exterior siding up close and from several vantage points. Make sure there is no sagging or warped siding. Any siding that is bulging or deformed should be treated as a warning sign for potential dangers that lie beneath the surface. Don’t put off consulting with experts when there’s reason to suspect catastrophic damage lurking behind the siding.
If you find rot, mold, or mildew within your home, examine the condition of the same region on the home outside. Consider calling a siding expert from Siding Pro if the problem looks to be caused by damaged siding. It could be as simple as needing to upgrade the siding, the insulation, or both. Eliminating mold issues before they require larger remediation is essential in protecting your home and your budget.
Siding Pro Experts Will Help You Maintain Your Home’s Value
Damaged or worn siding can drastically diminish the visual appeal of your property. Changing out the siding on your home is a quick and inexpensive way to make a big difference in how your property looks from the street. Your home will have the curb appeal you’ve always dreamt of. And if the time comes to sell your property, updated siding increases the overall value of your home as well, putting more money in your pocket.
Is your siding in need of repair or replacement? Let Siding Pro provide the exceptional service you need. Contact us today for a free estimate on upgrading your home’s exterior.