Your siding does more than just add curb appeal to your home. It keeps the heat and cool in, it protects the structure itself from the elements, and it keeps pests out!
Here are five ways to tell if it may be time to replace your siding:
Rotted, cracked, warped, bubbled or otherwise damaged boards or siding pieces
This one is probably pretty obvious, but it has to be mentioned. If you see any cracks, warping, bubbled or damaged parts on your siding, it’s time to take a closer look at it. Try to look underneath the outer layer to see if there is more rotting happening. If it is, it’s time to call a professional out.
If your exterior paint job isn’t holding up.
A quality paint job can last about 10 years. If you’re having to paint more often—say every 5 years—this could be a sign of a bigger fundamental problem.
High heating and/or cooling costs
Your siding is a protective layer that no only keeps cold and heat out, but also in. So, if you have really high energy bills and don’t know why, it could be a siding problem.
Peeling paint or wallpaper inside your home
This is definitely a symptom of a siding issue. If you siding has gone bad, moisture could be seeping in and causing interior wall damage.
Mold or other fungus growth
If your siding is letting that moisture in, it could be helping bacteria grow. If you see fungus growing on or underneath siding, your siding could be faulty.
This local update courtesy of your Denver South Community Expert.