Replacing your home’s siding may not be on the top of your home improvement to-do list this Summer but perhaps it should be. Your home’s siding covers a huge part of your exterior and helps give a good impression to guests. It also impacts energy efficiency and can actually influence the value of your home. With all of the important roles that siding plays, it’s important that you’ve got high-quality protection in your home. You don’t want to wait until the last minute to replace your siding. Check out some of the signs that your siding needs replaced.
This is one of the surest signs that your siding is past its prime. Dry rot is caused by a fungus that essentially eats your siding from the inside out. With dry rot, it’s possible that your siding can look good still but full of fungus once you get up close. You can test your siding for rot by tapping it with the handle of a hammer, if it’s soft and mushy then you’re experiencing dry rot. If the siding is rotting in one area, it’s likely rotting in other areas around your exterior. It’s best at this point to bring in a trusted siding contractor.
Having to Repaint
If you’re having to repaint your siding every 4-5 years, it could mean it’s time to replace it. Quality siding will hold paint for about 10 years. Chipping and paint cracking likely mean it’s time for a new siding option.
We mentioned rotted siding earlier which is often tied to warped siding. You can usually see warped siding with a careful visual inspection. Every few months you should walk around and take a good look. Usually, if the siding is warped, there is some rot underneath and with humid summers, we can be prone to Deleware.
Increased Energy Bills
When your energy bills start to skyrocket, there are many different culprits that could be at play. You should check on your roof and windows first to make sure that there aren’t are major issues with either. Lacking insulation for your roof can make a huge difference. Once those issues are ruled out it’s time to investigate your siding and determine if it’s in need of replacing.
Cracked or Loose Siding
A couple of loose or cracked siding boards after a big storm may not be cause for alarm, but if it’s more than an isolated incident, it may be time for a replacement. With your siding covering such a large portion of your home, issues typically aren’t isolated. So if you noticed some minor issues, it’s best to call in a professional.
If you’re looking for a high-quality siding contractor, Pro Exteriors can help. Contact us in Milton, DE today to learn more about our services.