There are several signs that indicate the need for new siding on your home or business. Here are some common indicators to look out for:
- Visible damage: Check for visible signs of damage such as cracks, splits, or holes in the siding. These can occur due to age, weathering, impact, or pest infestation. Significant or widespread damage may require replacement rather than repair.
- Warping or buckling: If you notice any sections of siding that are warped, buckled, or bulging, it may be a sign of underlying moisture damage. This can occur due to water infiltration, which can compromise the structural integrity of the siding.
- Fading or discoloration: Over time, exposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause fading or discoloration of siding materials. If your siding has lost its original color and appears significantly faded, it may be time to consider replacing it.
- Rot or decay: Inspect the siding for signs of rot or decay, especially in wooden siding. Soft spots, crumbling edges, or areas that are easily damaged when touched are indications of moisture infiltration and structural damage.
- Peeling or blistering paint: If you have painted siding, peeling or blistering paint can be a sign of moisture trapped beneath the surface. This can lead to further damage and should be addressed promptly.
- High maintenance requirements: If your current siding requires frequent painting, sealing, or repairs, it may be an indication that it is reaching the end of its lifespan. Upgrading to low-maintenance siding options can save you time and effort in the long run.
- Increased energy bills: Poorly insulated or damaged siding can contribute to energy loss. If you notice a significant increase in your heating or cooling bills, it may be a result of compromised siding that is no longer effectively insulating your home.
- Mold or mildew growth: Mold or mildew growth on the surface of the siding or in between siding panels is a clear sign of moisture infiltration. This can be a health concern and should be addressed promptly.
- Outdated appearance: If the look of your siding is outdated or does not align with your desired aesthetic, it may be a good time to consider replacing it to enhance the curb appeal of your home or business.
- Age of the siding: Consider the age of your siding. Most siding materials have a lifespan, and if your siding is approaching or surpassing its expected lifespan, it may be time for replacement, even if there are no apparent issues yet.
If you notice any of these signs, you may consider getting a Free Estimate; we can assess the condition of your siding, recommend the appropriate course of action, and provide you with options for new siding materials that suit your needs and budget. Click here to get started or call (314) 932-1042