Details for Thinking about replacing your siding?
Your home’s siding may not be on the top of your list of things to do. However, signs of deterioration, wear and age can take a toll and cause problems for both the exterior and interior of your home, regardless of the type of siding on your home. The following are ten important reasons that your siding needs to be replaced.
Warped or Rotted Boards
A visual inspection can help detect signs of damage to the boards. A sharp instrument such as a screw driver can probe underneath the boards to determine if the pieces are rotted or warped. If the boards show any signs of pliancy or softness, you’ll know that it’s time for siding replacement.
Your homes exterior should retain a coat of paint for at least eight to 10 years. However, if your home’s outer walls have been painted within the past six years and seem to be showing noticeable signs of chipped paint, cracking or pealing, it’s time for new material.
Skyrocketing Heating and Cooling Costs
It’s important to take note of your heating and cooling costs each month. Exorbitant bills that exceed those of your neighbors can be a big indicator that your home’s exterior is lacking.
Storm damage can easily do damage to your vinyl siding. While one or two boards may not be a reason for panic, you need to do your own form of inspection. Large areas that showcase loose or cracked materials are signs that your home is in desperate need of a professional.
Mold, Mildew and Fungus
Mold, mildew and fungus can be a huge indicator that your house is experiencing some form of water seepage. While it may not be necessary to replace the entire exterior, you’ll need to enlist the help of an expert to estimate your siding cost.
Loose wallpaper and peeling paint on your interior walls can be a sign that your exterior boards are allowing moisture to penetrate your house. If not caught right away, both the exterior and interior walls may need some costly repairs.
Fading and Discoloration
Faded and discolored exterior boards may be a cause for concern. While the life expectancy for your home’s exterior should be long-lasting, it will still eventually run its course. Faded boards are an indicator that exterior waterproofing has reached its limits.
A screwdriver can be a great detection device in determining if your house has dry rot. By simply tapping on the boards, you’ll be able to ascertain the various weak spots that are in need of replacement.
Bubbles that have formed on the boards of your home’s exterior may be an indicator that trapped water exists inside the frame of your house.
Noticeable holes in your home’s exterior are signs that insects may be burrowing their way into your boards. In addition to the insect infestation, your home’s holes could leave your house exposed to Mother Nature’s wrath such as snow, ice and rain.
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Guarantee Roofing & Siding
2005 E. 4th St
Sioux City, IA 51101