Signs Your Siding May Be In Need Of Replacement

The siding of your home plays a much more important role on your home's exterior than you may give it credit for. It's one of the most visual parts of your home and helps to create your home's style. While siding is durable, it still has an expected end of its lifespan. It also spends all its time in the elements and will eventually show signs of wear and damage. In some cases, something severe can happen, such as a severe storm, that can cause immediate damage to the siding. You can learn more about signs that your home's siding might be in need of replacement below.

The siding is warped and/or cracked

Not all signs of siding issues are easily visible. However, a quick walk around your home can easily let you know if there is warping or cracking because it will be clear to see. Warping and cracking can also indicate there is already rotting underneath the surface. If there is rotting, this will need to be addressed as well. If there isn't rotting yet, then you'll want to act fast to have the siding replaced before you also end up with that issue. 

There is fungus or mold growth on the siding

You don't want to find fungus or mold growing on the siding. This indicates that there might be a problem with moisture beneath the siding, especially if there is growth along the seams. If you have found fungus or mold on the siding, then it needs to be checked and taken care of. If the problem has gone beneath the surface of the siding, then this indicates the siding will likely need to be replaced, along with having the fungus or mold eradicated. 

The siding needs frequent repainting

When you have your home painted, the paint job should last for approximately the number of years that brand and quality of paint dictates. If you find your siding is needing to be repainted more frequently than expected, then this can be due to an issue that's going on underneath the surface. You'll want to have the siding checked out to see if it should be replaced. 

You are experiencing high energy bills

Higher energy bills can occur because there are drafty areas in your home, or you don't have proper attic insulation. Another factor can be that the siding is in need of replacement. It's a good idea to have the siding checked when you see high energy bills, so you know if it should be replaced.

Reach out to a siding replacement contractor for more information.