It can be hard to tell when the siding on your home is due for repairs or replacement, but there are some signs you can look out for to find out. Whether there are structural issues or fading appearances, Momentum Home can help.
You Need Repairs If…
Not all damage leads straight to replacement – if you can salvage the siding you already have, that may be the right choice for you and your home. In general, damage that does not have a significant impact on the functionality of your home is not a cause for panic. It does need to be repaired in a timely manner, however, to prevent the problem from getting worse. Here are some examples of situations like these.
There’s damage from a storm or one-time incident: Cracks or holes from debris does not necessarily indicate that your siding is reaching the end of its lifespan. Most mild damage from external variables like a bad storm can be repaired.
You find some pests or insects: Dry rot or insect/animal nests in sections of newer wood sidings. This problem can be resolved without completely replacing the siding of your home.
There’s fungus, mildew or water damage: If your siding is relatively new and you find any of these issues, you do not need another replacement. If your siding is towards the end of its lifespan, however, these can be recurring signs that it’s time for replacement.
Even though these issues start out minor, it’s critical that they are addressed before they become too much for a simple repair to fix.
You Need a Replacement If…
Some issues are results of long-term wear and tear. Although some warning signs seem unrelated, they are good indicators that your siding is no longer protecting your home the way it’s supposed to. If you notice any of the following problems or red flags in your house, then it may be time to consult with a professional about siding replacement.
The color has faded: On the surface, this doesn’t seem as much as a structural issue as it does an aesthetic one. However, faded siding indicates that it is reaching the end of its lifespan and can also be a sign of sun damage.
Your bills are higher than normal: Have you noticed that you’ve had to crank your heat or air conditioning to maintain a comfortable temperature around your house? This is another sign that your siding isn’t insulating your house as it should.
Your wallpaper is loose or peeling: Another job your siding has is to keep moisture out of your house. If your wallpaper is peeling, your siding is no longer doing its job.
Whether you need to address the damages to your home or you simply are ready for a new look, call Momentum Home today. We offer sustainable solutions to fit all of our customers’ home improvement needs.