Tell Tale Signs That Your Home May Need New Siding
Your siding has a big job to do. It’s not just about curb appeal. Your siding keeps warm or cool air in and out, protects the structure itself from the elements, and it keeps pests out, too.
Here are a few things that may be signs that new siding is needed:
Rotted, cracked, warped, bubbled or otherwise damaged boards or siding pieces
If you see any cracks, warping, bubbled or damaged parts on your siding, it’s definitely time to take a closer look. Try to look underneath the outer layer to see if there is more rotting happening. If it is, it’s probably time to call a professional out.
If your paint is peeling or cracking
A quality paint job can last about 8 to 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.
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