Your home's siding does a lot to keep you and your family comfortable and safe from the harsh outdoor elements. And to make sure that’s the case for years to come, you need to replace it or undergo new siding installation before it’s too late.
So how can you tell when it's time for new siding installation? Here are some things to look for.
Your Siding is Rotting
If you have wood siding on your home already, this will be easy to spot. Check for powdery, brittle sections that have started to crumble. This is a sign that moisture has gotten into your wood fibers and is starting to break down your wood’s strength. If you ignore this, your wood siding will keep decaying. This is a particularly important siding factor if you live in a humid or particularly rain-prone climate.
Take some time soon and check out your home’s exterior from different angles. While walking around your home check to see if your siding that is bubbling or is no longer flat compared to the other panels. This may be a sign that your siding has been seriously damaged. Even if you think it’s not that big of a deal, there could be an even bigger problem hiding underneath the siding materials. Any variation is likely a bad variation.
Any visible crack on your siding can act as an entryway for moisture and unwanted pests. Mold, termites, and mice are just a few examples of what could be lurking! Take a hard look at your siding and determine how severe the cracks are. If they aren’t too bad, you can repair them with patchwork. If they’re only getting worse each day, reach out to a siding and roofing company for a complete replacement.
Since siding protects your home and family from the outdoor elements, it's important to make sure it's always in good condition. Keep an eye out for cracking, warping, and rotting in the siding. If you notice any damage, reach out to your repair company for new siding installation immediately.