Most of us don’t think about our homes’ siding. It’s one of those things that is just “there”. But siding is an important component of our homes. Not only is it a primary line of defense against harsh weather, but it also beautifies our homes and increases their curb appeal.
Deciding when to replace your home’s siding can be challenging, but if you’re noticing that your siding looks worn or faded, it may be time to consult a professional siding contractor. An experienced contractor, like S&K Remodeling, can spot trouble signs such as cracked, rotted, or detached siding planks or shingles. Once an assessment has been made you can work with your builder to develop an action plan and get your home back in top-notch shape.
Why you shouldn’t wait too long to replace your siding:
Vinyl Siding Shrinks and Expands
Walk around your house. Do you notice gaps in your vinyl siding? That’s because vinyl siding expands in hot weather and shrinks in cold. Over time this may lead to permanent gaps which let moisture penetrate the walls of your home. If the moisture doesn’t dry out, you could end up with mold and mildew. This can cause unsightly blemishes to appear on your walls and may create unhealthy living conditions inside your home.
Wood Siding Can Rot
If you have an older home sided with wood, you should examine it regularly for wood rot. Wood rot is caused by moisture getting trapped behind the siding — where it is not sealed. This causes the wood to rot. Around window and door frames is a common spot for this to occur since many joints need to be sealed. If you notice any signs of rot, give S&K Remodeling a call. We’ll take care of it fast! Also, consider having us replace your old wood siding with vinyl or fiber cement board. These come in a variety of finishes and look so much like real wood, you won’t know the difference!
Worn Out Siding Reduces Energy Efficiency
Although siding is on the outside of your home, it helps keep heated and air-conditioned air inside. Old or worn siding creates less of a protective layer and is less energy-efficient than new siding. Thanks to new materials and technology, installing new siding on your home can help decrease your utility costs.
Faded or Worn Siding Decreases Curb Appeal
No matter what type of siding you have, eventually the color fades from exposure to sunlight, and rain, wind, snow, and ice all work to wear it out. This can have a negative impact on your home’s curb appeal and decrease its value. Today’s high-quality siding comes in finishes that reflect the sun’s fading rays to keep the color vibrant and your home beautiful longer than ever before!
Let the Professional at S&K Remodeling Help!
If you feel it’s time to replace your siding, let S&K Remodeling check it out. We’re siding experts! Our strength is in installing premium products while keeping you on budget. We service customers from Central to Northern Virginia and would be happy to discuss your siding replacement — or any remodeling projects you may be considering. Give us a call at 540-693-1568, or stop by our website at BuildSandK.com. We’ll help you keep your home looking good for years to come!