New siding looks great, and makes your home truly stand out. But aesthetic considerations aside, what are some signs that your home needs new siding? There are certain signs of wear, age, and deterioration that could cause much greater problems for your home. Here are six signs that your siding needs to be replaced.
1. Rising Heating and Cooling Costs
Make sure you’re paying attention to your heating and cooling costs each month. If you notice those costs rising dramatically, especially in comparison with your neighbors, it may be a sign that your siding is no longer performing as it should.
2. Interior Issues
You may be able to tell if your exterior boards are allowing moisture to get into your home. Check for loose wallpaper or peeling paint. If you catch it in time, you should be OK. However, if you wait too long, you may be in line for some expensive repairs down the line.
3. Bad Boards
If you have warped or rotted boards, you may need to replace your siding. Take a screwdriver and probe underneath the boards to see if there is rot. If the boards are soft, it’s time for new siding. Tap the boards with the screwdriver and you can hear places that might have dry rot.
4. Bubbles and Holes
If your current siding is starting to bubble in places, you may have moisture trapped in the frame of your house. Holes could mean that insects have burrowed into the siding, which could let moisture in down the road.
5. Mold and Mildew
If you have mold and mildew on your siding, you should call a siding contractor. Moisture has likely seeped into your walls, and only an expert can determine the extent of the damage, and how much work will need to be done.
6. Storm Damage
Storms can wreak havoc on your vinyl siding. A couple of damaged spots might not be reason to replace all of your siding, but you should consult an expert to make sure.
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