No matter what kind of siding you have, there will eventually come a time when you need to replace your siding after years of wear and tear.
In some cases, waiting to replace your siding can lead to further damages and a more expensive repair. Keep an eye out for these warning signs that it’s time to replace some siding.
Spike in Heating or Cooling Bills
Have you noticed a sudden spike in your energy bills? There can be many reasons for this. One explanation may be your siding. Insulation is essential, so if you have to pay to cool or heat your home, you want to keep that air-sealed in your house. Siding plays a role in this. If you have low-quality or worn-out siding, your insulation may not be working so well, and the heat or air conditioning might be escaping the house, causing you to turn the thermostat up and down. In this case, it may be a good idea to invest in new siding for your home.
Siding can loosen, and it is not always a reason for concern. However, if more than a few boards or large sections of your siding are broken or cracked, it may be time to invest in some new siding. Damaged siding can impact your curb appeal and make your home look less appealing.
Most siding should hold its color for the duration of its life. If you notice considerable fading on your siding, it may be a sign that the waterproofing is wearing off. If the waterproofing is wearing off, this could lead to other complications like mold and mildew buildup. Save yourself the hassle and replace your siding as soon as possible.
Warped or Chipped Paint
Warped and chipped paint is often a sign of moisture, which usually leads to mold growth. Avoid all the problems that come with mold growth in your siding and replace it before this happens. It also looks unappealing and can negatively impact your curb appeal.
Dry rot occurs when wood becomes moist, and fungus begins to grow. Dry rot is often not visible to the naked eye and extends to alarming stages before being noticed. This fungus growth typically starts underneath the siding’s surface, eating away the siding. The siding may look completely normal from the outside but be rotting on the inside. Use the handle or rubber side of a tool to tap on the siding—does it sound hollow? This could be a sign of dry rot. If dry rot continues to spread, you may need to replace siding around your entire house.
Contact Mountain States Windows and Siding
Depending on the type of siding you have on your home, it should last quite a while, but when it’s time to replace your siding, you’ll know. And when that time comes, call Mountain States Windows and Siding, where you’ll find siding options you’re sure to love. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services and get a quote on your next siding project! We serve several cities in Utah, from Lehi down to Provo!