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Replacing Siding: When?

03 December

Replacing siding is a monumental step for most homeowners. For some, it comes after a damaging event like a hail storm, but for many siding is an eyesore that has to be replaced before selling or to increase the worth of the house. Take a look at our list below and see if your home could benefit from replacing the siding.

  • High heating or cooling bills that seem to get higher and higher with every season change can point to the need for new siding. Before jumping to conclusions, be sure to take a look at your roof and attic to ensure that there’s nothing amiss over your head. Your siding acts as an extra layer of protection against the weather, and poor quality or damaged siding will hurt you in the long run.
  • Frequently dingy looking siding that needs painted often (more than every eight or so years) points to low quality siding. If your paint is chipping or peeling, it comes from constant flexing and bending in the siding.
  • Warping means that your siding is rotting in the lower layers. A quick check with a screwdriver under the warping board can let you know quickly if the layers under the board are rotting and damaged.
  • Cracked siding can happen from severe damage, which isn’t a cause for concern. Having many cracked boards, though, points to a more serious issue. Check the sections surrounding the cracked or loose board to see how extensive the damage is.
  • Peeling paint on the interior walls usually means there’s water damage coming from inferior siding panels. Bad siding allows moisture to seep in to the walls of a home.
  • Fungus on the walls of your home, either inside or outside, means that water is penetrating the siding and causing significant damage.

If you think that you’re in need of new siding, call C’s Exterior’s today!