5 Warning Signs Your Siding Needs To Be Replaced
Siding is a necessary investment and you want to make sure that it will last as long as possible. The siding on your home can be an indicator of the general condition of your house, so if you see any warning signs, you should take care of them before they get worse. Here are 5 signs that siding replacement may be necessary.
Most siding is manufactured to maintain its color and shape for only as long as the rating of the siding itself. If your home’s siding is so old that the color has started to fade, it may be a sign that the waterproofing layers are beginning to break down, leaving your home vulnerable to the elements. If your home’s siding is beginning to look like it’s seen better days, it may be time for an upgrade
If you are starting to notice bubbles under the surface of your home’s siding, it is a clear indicator that water has become trapped beneath the surface. If the bubbles are localized to a specific area, you may be able to have just that specific area replaced, but if you notice bubbles all over your home a full siding replacement may be needed.
One of the most common causes of holes in your home’s siding are insects. While having insects burrow into your siding is already an uncomfortable thought, the holes they leave behind in your home’s siding can allow rain and snow to penetrate behind the moisture barriers of your home. If water does leak behind your siding it can lead to expensive repairs and treatments. As the weather gets warmer it’s important to inspect your home’s siding for holes and other defects to ensure your home is protected from the elements. If you notice holes beginning to form in your siding, don’t hesitate to replace it.
4. Molds, Mildews and Fungus
Molds, mildews and fungi can be a sign of too much stagnant moisture. While not all molds, mildews and fungi are reasons to panic, if you begin to notice growth in the seams of your siding it could be a sign that moisture has seeped behind the protective layers of your home. If you have already tried cleaning and treating the area with a mold remover and the problem persists, call in an expert to determine where the moisture is coming from and recommend appropriate measures to fix the issue.
5. Dry Rot
Siding helps insulate and protect your home from the elements. Just because the face of your home’s siding looks fine, that doesn’t mean there’s not something going on below the surface. Dry rot can develop behind your siding, deteriorating the main support that may not be obvious to the eye inspection. Dry rot can be identified by tapping on the surface of the siding looking for loose pieces of movement. Any pieces of siding suffering from dry rot will need to be replaced and if the damage is extensive enough a full siding replacement may be required.
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