Your home is your sanctuary. It is somewhere your family feels comfortable, happy, safe, and loved. Just as your home takes care of you, you should also take care of your home. One of the best ways to do that is making sure your home’s siding is in good condition. If it isn’t, your home is no longer protected and can suffer a lot of damage. It is important to maintain the integrity of your home by updating its siding when needed. Here are 3 signs that signal your home’s siding needs to be replaced.
- Rot, Cracking, or Warping. Siding that has rot, is cracking, or is warping definitely needs to be replaced. Once your siding starts doing these three things, it is beyond repair. When these things happen, it means moisture has penetrated the wood fibers of the siding and is starting to break it down. Your siding will start to lose its strength and will not be able to protect against the elements any more.
- Mold and Mildew in the Home. If you start to see mold and smell mildew in your home, you definitely have an issue somewhere. Though the issue could stem from other areas in your home, mold and mildew can be a sign of siding issues. This is especially true if mold and mildew are growing on your ceiling. This means moisture is building up underneath your siding and finding its way into your home. You need to replace your siding as soon as you confirm it’s the problem. This will prevent further damage to your home.
- Frequent Painting. Most siding needs to be painted every 8-10 years. However, if your siding is bad and needs to be replaced, you might find yourself needing to paint it every 3-6 years. Bad siding will cause paint to peel more quickly, which leads to more frequent painting. If this is the case for your home, consider installing new siding with long-lasting color and one that requires little maintenance.
As you can see, maintaining your siding is an important part of taking care of your home. If you are seeing obvious signs of failing siding, call us today at Premier Remodeling, and we will help you choose and install new siding, so your home is taken care of.