From aesthetics to high energy bills, there are many reasons why you may want to replace your home’s existing siding. Here are four signs you need new siding:
1. Run-Down Appearance
Is your house looking tired and haggard lately? You don’t need a fancy new addition or pricey landscaping. Your home may just need a facelift to restore its former beauty, and once again you can be the crown jewel of the neighborhood. Peeling paint, fading color, chipping materials, and rot can all detract from the curb appeal and value of your home. Spruce things up with new siding and lend a whole new look to your property that will have everyone doing a double take.
Take a thorough visual inspection of your home’s siding. Be on the lookout for warped siding or for rotting boards. Use a screwdriver to poke under any siding that looks suspect. This will tell you how solid the under layer is. If the layer has started to rot or become very soft, this signals the need for replacement.
Bubbling siding occurs when water has been trapped between the siding and the structure. Take any water buildup seriously, as your siding should repel moisture and keep your home dry. Sometimes, in the case of a defective product or shoddy initial installation, the presence of water can spell trouble down the road.
If you see that a couple of boards have cracked or came loose after a storm, this isn’t the end of the world. You can always replace just the affected boards. But if the problem is systemic and happening at various places in the siding, this may be a sign of severe problems. You will have to have a professional inspect it to identify the extent of the problem. If the siding is not repaired or replaced, water can get in through those cracks and lead to bigger, more costly issues.
4. High Energy Bills
Siding is designed to protect your home against extreme temperature swings, but over time, it stops doing its job well. If your heating and cooling bills keep going up and there’s no other obvious cause, the culprit could be your siding. It may be lacking sufficient insulation to keep a consistent comfort level within the home.
Contact Hi-Tech Windows and Siding
Ready for new siding? We can make it happen here at Hi-Tech Windows and Siding, where we provide you with lots of options, from cedar shake and clapboard to vinyl and fiber cement. Contact us today to book your consultation at 800-851-0900 or Request a Quote online.