How do I know if I should replace my siding?

Unfortunately, home siding does not last forever. Well-performing siding will ensure your home maintains its quality and condition for as long as possible, keeping the cold out and the warmth in during the winter and improves your energy efficiency. Plus, it boosts your home’s curb appeal. Here are some signs that it’s time to replace your siding.

It’s cracked or loose.

High winds can loosen siding and peel off the boards. If you noticed your siding loose, split or cracked, consider hiring a home inspector to take a more in-depth look and see if you need to replace your siding.

It’s Rotting or warping.

The best way to test whether or not the siding needs replacing is using a screwdriver and gently insert it under the boards and joints to see any material underlying the area that is soft and easy to poke through. This will indicate if your siding needs to replaced immediately.

Fungus.

Any living growth such as fungus, mold, mildew on your siding can be a worrying issue. This could be a sign of trapped moisture in between the siding needs to be removed or checked out by a local general contractor to ensure your siding is working effectively.

Bills have skyrocketed.

If you noticed your home bills over the years have gone through the roof, this shows your siding has reached its functional life. But before you assume it’s your siding that is the issue, have a professional home improvement contractor take a look on the inside as replacing or installing wall insulation can significantly improve your savings.

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