Siding replacement is not a choice that should be made lightly, but if you avoid doing it when needed, your home might develop structural damage. Siding repair could solve the problem or provide a temporary fix, but don’t ignore the obvious signs of siding that is well past its prime.
- Drafty walls and windows: Do your walls feel cold to the touch, or do you feel cool air coming in near your windows and electrical switches? The insulation beneath your siding might not be doing its job. Another sign of this problem is higher-than-usual heating bills
- Rotted siding: Siding can last for decades, but if you see areas where it is starting to rot, you will need repairs or replacement. The choice will all depend on how far the damage has spread. If the problem is extensive, it is time for new, rot-resistant siding.
- Mold and mildew: The mold, peeling paint, or loose wallpaper that you see on your home’s interior walls might have been caused by damaged siding that allows moisture to get in. As with exterior rot, extensive interior mold growth may warrant siding replacement. Look at your siding for telltale cracks and holes.
Other reasons to replace siding include the need for a newer, lower-maintenance material. For example, cedar siding needs to be power-washed more often than vinyl. And if you’re planning to sell your home, new siding might be worth the investment. To learn more about siding replacement options, contact our team at C&H Roofing today.