Your home’s siding is one of the most important pieces of your home’s exterior. It provides your home with a number of benefits, including boosting your home’s curb appeal & resale value, providing your home with insulation, and most importantly, protecting your home’s exterior from inclement weather and pests. With so much resting on having properly installed and well-maintained siding, it is important to ensure that your home’s is kept in good repair! If you’re interested in learning more about how to identify whether your home’s siding needs to be replaced, keep reading below to learn about a few of the signs you need to be aware of.
One of the most obvious signs that your home’s siding needs to be replaced is when you see there are visibly broken sections of your siding boards. This can occur due to a variety of reasons, including blunt trauma to the siding, as well as from simple wear and tear from the elements. No matter the reason, if you find that portions of your siding are completely broken off of your home, replacing them as soon as possible will help keep your home well protected.
When your siding rots, there are a couple of ways it can occur. The variety that most homeowners are familiar with is regular rot, which occurs when your siding absorbs water and the wood underneath your siding deteriorate due to the water damage.
The other kind that can occur is dry rot, which occurs when fungus eats away at the wood behind your walls. Both options will need to be repaired, and they can both be identified in a similar manner. If you take a relatively sharp, but blunt object, such as a screwdriver, you can poke under your siding boards and feel for any give in the wood behind your siding. If the screwdriver easily pokes through the boards, it means that some kind of rot has occurred and damaged the siding.
Another sign that you will need to replace your home’s siding is if you notice that the boards are beginning to fold or bend, which means that the siding has absorbed water. If left unattended, the water damage will continue to spread through your walls and cause more damage.
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If you’re interested in replacing your home’s siding this spring, our team at Ciarlone Brothers is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (781) 337-9183 or fill out our team’s online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your siding replacement needs!