All siding will eventually need to be replaced. If your siding is showing any of these signs of use, it may be time to replace them. 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.
1. 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 to your home—if you have paying to cool or heat air, 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. In this case, it may be a good idea to invest in new siding for your home.
2. Loose Siding
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.
3. Significant Fading
Most siding should hold their color for the duration of its life. If you are noticing 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. Save yourself the hassle and replace your siding as soon as possible.
3. Warped or Chipped Paint
Warped and chipped paint can be a sign of moisture, which usually leads to mold growth. Avoid all the problems that come along with mold growth in your siding and replace it before this can happen. It also looks unappealing and can negatively impact your curb appeal.
5. Dry Rot
Dry rot occurs when wood becomes moist, and fungus begins to grow. Many times, dry rot is not visible to the naked eye and grows 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.
For all of your siding needs, contact Mountain States Windows and Siding. We can replace your siding and have it looking like new again in no time!