Know When to Replace Your Home Siding
Signs of Outdated & Failing Siding
The siding of your [seolocation] home plays a significant role regarding your home’s durability, protection, and energy efficiency so it’s very important to make sure it’s in good condition and of high-quality. The exceptional variety of vinyl siding that we carry provide your home with superior protection, curb appeal, and energy efficiency as well as extended durability. We encourage you to keep an eye out for the preliminary signs on your current siding that may indicate its life is coming to an end. If you notice any discrepancies or damages, then it’s important to seek out a professional like the ones at See-Thru Windows & Doors to perform a more detailed inspection.
Warning Signs of Faulty Siding
- High Energy Bills: One sign to watch out for that could signify failing siding is a noticeable spike in your energy bills. This especially noticeable if you have an insulated siding on you home since it is specifically designed to help with energy efficiency. A spike in energy usage could mean that the siding and siding insulation is not performing as well as it used to due to aging.
- Rotting or Warping: Siding with signs of rotting or warping definitely needs to be replaced. Not only is this terribly unattractive, it also allows moisture to collect behind your siding, which is damaging to the rest of your siding and the material beneath it.
- Cracked or Loose Siding: Siding in this condition has the same damaging effects as rotted or warped siding, which is that it can significantly damage the wooden underside of homes since it allows moisture to collect beneath the panels.
- Loose Wallpaper or Peeling Paint Inside: This is an effect of water that has infiltrated and saturated the walls enough to where it bleeds through the other side. The water that seeps through causes the wallpaper or paint to peel. Improper or failing siding is typically the cause of this since it allows enough moisture to gather behind it to saturate the wall.
- Fungus, Mold, and Mildew Growth: Fungus, mold, or mildew growing at the seams of your siding or around the edges signify that water has collected in it. You should contact an expert that can locate the point(s) of concern and rectify them.
- Bubbled or Blistered Siding: Constant exposure to heat and moisture over the years will eventually cause your siding to bubble or blister. If your siding is newer, then it could be due to improper installation or moisture gathering behind the siding.
The Next Step After Identification
The presence of any of these signs is cause for concern and we advise that you seek out the services of a siding expert for further inspection to determine the severity. At See-Thru Windows & Doors, we employ some of the most experienced professionals in the industry that can help you find the best solution for you siding needs. Contact us today so we can help you find the best way to solve the siding issues of your [seolocation] home.