Replacing the siding of a home is something frequently ignored until an urgent issue arises, or it may not be part of the homeowner’s budget at all. Experts recommend that replacing home siding should always be considered as part of the home maintenance budget as they can easily wear out. The following examples are simple ways to tell if it’s time to replace your siding.
Cracked and Loose Siding
If the sidings start to break, this is a sign that you should replace them. Most of the time, cracks will happen after a storm, but exposure to strong sunlight can also create cracks. Cracks will cause the sidings to become loose, and as a result, possibly fall off at any time.
The ideal purpose of siding and trim is to keep your home protected and safe, so it’s important that the siding is strong enough. At times, siding decay can spread widely, making it challenging to repair, and the severity of the damage will determine if just the siding should be replaced or if you need a complete overhaul of home renovation. Start strong by completing a full siding replacement, using rot-resistant materials.
Increased Cooling and Heating Bills
If the siding is not functioning correctly, you might begin to notice higher energy costs as worn-out siding can cause excessing heating or cooling. One way to identify this problem is by comparing your bills with those of your neighbors. The comparison should happen if the housing structures are similar and done with the same construction materials.
Presence of Fungus, Mildew, and Mold
Fungus, mold, and mildew growth on siding is a sign that water is penetrating the house, either through the windows or walls. The growth of these three poses health risks to your family and is a warning that you should replace your siding.
Peeling paint is another sign that your siding is not in its best condition. If the paint peels off, it can allow the siding to absorb moisture. When siding becomes moist, this accelerates rotting and further destruction, which exposes your family to many risks. When you’re ready to replace your home siding, trust a professional over doing it yourself. Props Consulting is a James Hardy elite preferred installer for quality siding installations. Contact us today for a siding replacement job that will stand the test of time.