Replacing your home’s siding may not be a project you ever expected to do. But it can improve the look and feel of your home. Modern vinyl styles look great with any type of architecture, including colonial homes and Victorian homes.
Siding isn’t just about improving the aesthetics. It also protects your home from moisture. There are several reasons why you may need to replace the siding on your home. Here are five signs that your siding needs to be looked at.
It’s Blistering & Bubbling
Vinyl siding can cause blistering and bubbling. It’s one of the reasons why most homeowners shy away from this kind of siding. If you’re still interested in vinyl siding, it’s important to find siding that’s durable, resistant, and strong. Vinyl that was made in the 70s and 80s isn’t the same as vinyl siding these days.
The latest materials and manufacturing techniques can help make siding look like new. If you notice bubbling and blistering in your siding, then it’s time for a replacement.
Chips, Cracks, and Dents
If you live in a climate with hurricanes and thunderstorms, then you may notice chips, cracks, and dents within your siding. There are some parts of the country that experience strong storms with high winds and hail. This can cause severe damage in your siding, which leads these problems. Chips and cracks can cause moisture damage since it exposes the structure to water.
You’ll want to conduct a home inspection on a regular basis to look out for chips and cracks.
Cracked or Loose Siding
Even if just one board is cracked after a storm, it can cause serious problems. Some homeowners take it upon themselves to remove these pieces of siding and replace them with updated vinyl siding. Inspect the underlying layers to ensure they’re not broken or cracked. You’ll also want to be on the lookout for any other damage that.
If you find that more than one piece of siding is cracked or has become loose, then you’ll want to contact professional services to prevent a serious problem from happening. Broken, cracked, and loose siding should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible. If you leave them be, then those pieces of siding could cause severe and costly damage.
Fungus, Mold or Mildew
You should also be on the lookout for fungus, mildew, and mold. This allows water to enter your home, which could pose its own set of challenges. This could even affect your family, including children and the elderly. While most signs of fungus, mold, and mildew aren’t dangerous, you should prevent further growth from happening.
Rippling or Warping
There will be times when your siding is rippling or warping. This can make your home appear rundown and unattractive. Like mold and mildew, it can also attract water into your home. A poor installation job is the cause for rippling and warping. In this case, a professional can determine if the damage is easy to repair.
Replacing siding isn’t always easy. Sometimes it’s best to leave it to the professionals. New vinyl siding can improve the look of your home and prevent costly problems from happening over time. Contact S&K Remodeling to learn how you can save on siding materials and installation. Call us today for a free estimate.