How do you know when it is time to replace the siding on your home? Maybe your home is starting to look old or dirty, and you can tell it’s time to do something about it. Your home’s siding is more than just decoration – it also protects your home from harsh weather, and improves insulation. Proper siding and a good exterior paint job add to your home’s resale value.
There are several tips that let homeowners know it is time to replace their siding. Here are a few examples.
Cracked siding is more dangerous than it seems. Cracked siding provides easy access for water to penetrate underlayment. Once water penetrates, your home is susceptible to a whole host of new problems. Mold, rot, and pests are just some examples of potential issues you could face if you don’t replace your siding.
Bulging or warped siding panels are often a hidden danger to the home. Moisture is frequently the cause of this condition. Siding should keep moisture away, not trap it underneath. Trapping moisture could lead to problems with mold, mildew, and fungus, which is difficult and potentially hazardous to clean.
If you have mold, mildew, or fungus anywhere around the exterior of your home, chances are, it exists under the siding as well. This is something a professional likely needs to assess.
Dry rot is not just an unsightly issue – it’s a sign of weakened siding. However, dry rot is not always visible, especially early on. Tap several areas of the siding with the bottom of a hammer or a screwdriver. If you detect an issue, replace your siding now before the problem becomes more severe. More severe dry rot issues could cause fungus and mold to overtake your home.
Replace or Repaint?
Sometimes the problem may look worse than it is. If you inspect your siding and find that it is functional, but the paint has chipped or started to fade, a new coat of paint could be all you need to give your home a fresh new look. Especially if you’re planning to sell your home, a fresh coat of paint on the exterior will do wonders to add charm and appeal.
Do you assume you have the ability to take on a DIY siding job? Professionals siding installers know how to get the job done right the first time, taking care to treat your home as if it were their own. The right materials, installation equipment and proper installation techniques are all possessed by professionals with expertise in installing home siding. Save time and money by hiring Teaberry Painting, professional Colorado painters
, to replace your siding and paint it too.