Whether you’re a new homeowner or you’ve been living in your house for a while, you might be faced with the decision of replacing siding for the first time. Siding replacement might not be on the top of your home improvement bucket list but putting off this project could put you at risk for damage to other parts of your home. At this point it’s possible you might have to sacrifice other projects to cover more costly repairs. However, siding is like the skin protecting your house. Healthy siding can save you a lot of time, money, and worries. Here are some major warning signs that siding replacement should jump to the top of your home improvement bucket list.
Warped siding can happen for several reasons, some of which might have resulted from the original installation process. Whatever the reason for siding starting to swell, this can lead to serious structural issues to your home. Even water will leak into the structure of your house causing a potential for mold or rot. While it might be possible to replace panels that are loose or too tight, the only way to fix siding that is already warped is to replace it altogether. If curb appeal is not a high priority for your home, you should also consider safety. Pieces of siding might even fall or blow off in a storm, leaving a risk to people and property damage.
Holes in siding can be a cause for concern, even if they are small. If you notice holes in your siding, there’s a good chance for insects or small animals like mice to get in. Once they find a way in, they might cause more damage to your home and the holes. Leaving these gaps exposed will also let moisture and water to get underneath the siding, leading to warping. Depending on how bad the holes are, it’s possible to patch them in a DIY-style. However, this is only a temporary fix versus a reliable solution.
A main function of siding is to keep moisture away from the interior walls of your home. Bubbling siding can be a huge indicator that water is trapped under the siding. From mold growth, to musty odors and rotting, water seepage under siding can lead to costly consequences. Bubbles do not need to be large or dramatic for there to be damage. The smallest signs of bubbling should be given attention as soon as possible to prevent further problems.
All siding should be replaced eventually. The lifespan of siding will depend on the quality of the brand and grade. However, fading is a sign that the waterproofing has reached its limit and should be replaced. On the curb appeal side of things, there are a lot of DIY methods people try to restore the fading color. However, you will only be able to paint your siding so many times before it begins to chip and crack. Fading is an indication the performance of your siding is going downhill. If the warranty in your siding is of value to you, it’s important to note you might not be able to take advantage of that once you start painting over your siding or doing other things to it. Replacing your siding altogether will save you labor, time, and give your home a long-term face lift that you won’t have to worry about.
Reimer roofing provides siding replacement for homes that have suffered from wear-and-tear, aging, storms, and more. We offer a variety of siding types to make the exterior of your home exceptionally beautiful with little to no maintenance. Contact Reimer Roofing and Remodeling for questions about your siding or to get a free quote on your siding project.