Examining the exterior of your house is a good habit to develop. It is especially important when enter the winter months. You should know the signs that indicate whether your sidings need to be replaced. We’ve put together sevens signs that will help you know when it is time for new siding. Many of the signs are related to water getting beneath the siding so areas with lots of rainfall or harsh winter weather are more apt to show signs of damage. It is necessary to inspect your siding if you notice any of these seven issues.
Fungus and Mold: While not all signs of mildew, mold and fungus on siding are a sign of problems, it can be. These can be an indication that water is seeping beneath the siding through cracks in the material, loose seams or holes.
Warping and swelling: If there is water beneath the siding it will cause the siding to swell and become distorted. This mater will also cause the material to start rotting if it is made of wood.
Dry Rot: This kind of damage tends to stat beneath the siding before it is visible on the outside. Dry rot leads to siding disintegrating and cracking. When this happens, you need to act quickly to replace the rotting siding.
Bubbles: When water is trap beneath the siding it tends to show itself as bubbles. When this happens you will need to replace the siding for your house. Bubbling can also indicate that the siding is being exposed to extreme heat.
You need to repaint often: Quality siding keeps it paint job for between eight to 10 years. If you have to be repainting more often than that, then you need to take a look at the siding.
Holes: When holes appear in the siding it is often a sign of insect damage. These insects can cause further damage to the rest of the house. During the winter, snow and water from melting snow and even rainwater can get beneath the siding. Replacing the siding can help prevent having to do expensive repairs to the rest of the house.
Fading: Once the color starts to fade, it is a sign that your siding needs to be replaced. Siding are made to last for a certain number of years and once the color starts to fade, that is the sign that it is now at that time when replacement is necessary.
There are also many signs inside the house that indicate that there are problems with your siding. One main sign is higher than normal energy bills due to poor insulation. Once you have observed some of these signs, give us a call. We will be able to tell you what is causing the problems you see with your siding. We can also let you know whether total replacement of your home’s siding is necessary or if you can simply repair the damaged areas.