Siding is the superior exterior wall cover for your home. It requires minimal maintenance and doesn’t need reapplication, unlike exterior wall paint. But even vinyl siding, the most durable type, is far from invincible.
In this post, A1 Siding and Roofing lists four warning signs that it’s time to replace your siding.
1. Rot Damage
The most obvious sign that you need to replace your siding soon is if you see large patches of rot on the surface. One or two small patches can typically be addressed through isolated repairs, but larger spots of rot are your warning that your siding is starting to lose its weather resistance.
2. Cracks and Holes
Cracks and holes are an even bigger eyesore than rot and also a bigger hazard. The presence of cracks and holes is a clear indicator that the structural integrity of your siding has been compromised, either due to heat or inclement weather. If you spot a lot of these on the surface of your siding, it’s time to schedule a new siding installation.
3. Higher Heating Costs
Are your energy bills soaring? This could be a sign that your siding is failing, lowering your home’s energy efficiency.
4. The Presence of Mold
Poorly maintained or aging siding tends to retain moisture, creating a breeding ground for mold. The most obvious sign this is happening is the presence of mold on the surface of the siding. Mold is unsightly and can easily become a health hazard if not addressed properly. Replacing your old siding is the most effective way to solve this problem.
As your local siding contractor, we’re ready to help you with your siding replacement project. Call us today at (603) 627-7339 for a free estimate. We offer expert siding installation in Manchester and nearby areas.