Figuring out whether your home’s siding needs to be replaced isn’t always easy. The signs of damage are often subtle, and may not seem to require immediate attention. However, leaving damaged siding on your home can quickly lead to more expensive problems, and it’s important to keep an eye on any damage and address it quickly! Interested in learning more about how you can identify whether or not your home’s siding needs to be replaced? Keep reading below for more information!
The first sign you should consider replacing your siding is if you notice parts of the system are warping. This means that water has entered your siding and is either warping the boards (depending on the material) or causing damage to the wall behind it. If you notice that your siding is beginning to warp, have it examined by a professional as soon as possible!
A less damaging concern, but a detriment to your curb appeal, another issue that may warrant a siding replacement is faded siding. Over time, UV rays will begin to wash out the color of your siding, which can detract from your home’s value. If you’re planning on selling your home in the future, replacing faded siding is worth it to spruce up your home’s exterior!
Cracks In The Siding
Another reason that you should consider replacing your siding is if the system is staring to crack or break in areas. Whether it’s a symptom of the siding’s age, or the siding has endured blunt force damage, it’s important to quickly address any cracks in the system, as they offer water an opportunity to infiltrate your home’s walls and quickly cause expensive damage that’s difficult to repair!
Mildew or Mold
Depending on your siding material, mildew & mold could be a major maintenance concern, or they could be a sign that your siding needs a full replacement. If you have wooden siding, mold or mildew will spell the end of the materials lifespan. However, if your siding material is vinyl or fiber cement, it’s possible that you can remove the growth with a bit of soap and hot water. However, you do want to address the cause of the growth, which could be water in your siding, or something as simple as that section of the home getting very little sunlight.
Contact Us Today
If you’re ready to replace your home’s siding this summer, our team at Doing It Right Roofing is ready to assist with your remodeling needs! You can contact our team today by calling us at (724) 351-0499 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your siding installation needs!