The siding on your home does a lot more than just look good. Having a home that looks good is important, of course, but so is having a home that’s dry and free from unwanted pests! Keep an eye out for these telltale signs that your siding needs to be repaired or replaced. The sooner you identify the warning signs and schedule an appointment with a siding contractor, the better protected your home will be! 

Visible Damage 

Vinyl siding is very durable, but damage can still occur. Once your vinyl siding has signs of damage, it will be less effective at protecting your home against various weather conditions. There are three major types of damage that can occur to your vinyl siding. First, warped siding, vinyl siding can expand in different temperatures and weather conditions. If your home’s siding was hung too tightly, this would cause warped siding that may look like it’s buckling away from the house. The only way to fix this is to replace the vinyl using a contractor who understands the importance of hanging the siding loose enough to allow movement over time. 

Second, your siding can develop holes that impact the effectiveness against weather conditions. The areas of siding with holes will need to be replaced. The most common cause of holes in your siding is animals trying to find their way into the home for shelter. 

Finally, your siding may have cracks. Heat, cold, hail, rain, and even debris being thrown up by your lawnmower, can all cause a crack in the siding. Inspect your siding for cracks at least twice per year to schedule a repair before it becomes worse.  

High Utility Bills

High heating and cooling bills are frustrating, to say the least. Of course, it sucks to spend more money than you think you should be to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. If you’re battling high utility bills and can’t seem to find the cause, it might be your siding! 

Excess Moisture in the Home 

Excess moisture in your home is never a good thing. That moisture can promote mold growth that’s harmful to the health of anyone inside the home. Moisture in the home can be related to your roof, windows, water lines, siding, and more. It’s worth checking out the current state of your siding if you’re trying to determine the cause of excess moisture in your home. 

Contact Doing It Right Roofing, Siding & Remodeling today to schedule an appointment with one of our siding experts! Our team has the tools and knowledge to repair or replace your siding as needed. Siding repairs are extremely difficult during the colder winter months, so don’t wait to schedule your consultation! 

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