10 Signs It's Time to Invest in Replacement Siding
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10 Signs It's Time to Invest in Replacement Siding

Is your home’s siding suffering? Perhaps you’ve been meaning to replace your home’s siding but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Did you know that siding does more than increase curb appeal? It protects your home against the elements and can affect your home’s energy efficiency.

If you’re not sure if it’s time to replace your siding, here are ten signs it’s time to invest in replacement siding.

1. Rotting Siding

If your siding is rotting and crumbling, it’s time for a replacement. Sometimes, rot can be localized and repaired, but if it’s past the point of no return, you may need to consider replacing all your siding.

You want your siding to protect your family from the elements, and rot-resistant siding is the way to go!

2. Cracks & Gaps

Cracks and gaps are more than just eye sores; it means the structural integrity of your siding is compromised. Water and pests now have a gateway into your home, which can cause significant damage if not repaired immediately.

3. Numerous Siding Repairs

If you find yourself constantly repairing your siding or are losing the time and energy to maintain it, then it may be time to consider low-maintenance vinyl siding. Vinyl siding can be cleaned using a hose and does not need replacing every few years.

4. Drafty Home

Your siding looks okay, but it may be underperforming. If you feel drafts around windows, electrical sockets, or walls, your siding might allow too much cold air, which can affect your home’s heating and cooling costs.

Did you know some siding options have an Energy Star rating? Look for this rating while deciding on new siding.

5. Warped Siding

If your exterior siding is not lying flat anymore, that is a sign that further damage and problems could be down the road. In some cases, warped siding may already indicate a problem.

6. Moisture or Mold

If you find evidence of moisture, mold, mildew, or rot within your home, check the same spot on the exterior. You may have cracks or gaps in the siding that allow moisture.

Depending on the severity of the problem, you may need to update the siding and the insulation.

7. Higher Energy Bills

If you find that your energy bills are increasing and you’ve covered all the usual suspects, such as windows and attic insulation, then the problem could come down to your home’s siding.

This part of your home provides insulation from the elements, keeping out wind and weather from your walls. However, if your siding is damaged or old, it may not be working well anymore. Replacing your siding can improve your energy bills and your home’s temperature regulation.

8. Storm Damage

If a bad storm rolls through your area and damages your siding, then you might want to consider replacement. Just like your shingles, if your siding is damaged, it can’t do its job properly. Replacing the damaged siding is important to keep your home protected from many of the above problems.

9. Insect Damage

Insects and other pests can damage your siding and get into the structure of your home. Siding helps prevent much of that potential infestation, but if they manage to get inside your siding, then they can cause many problems. Replacing your siding can help keep those pests out and your home safer.

10. Frequent Repainting

If you find yourself frequently repainting your home’s siding, it could be time for replacement. Frequent paint jobs mean your siding is deteriorating and will end up being the cause of many of the above problems.

Call Timberline Roofing & Contracting Today for a Quote!

If you’ve noticed any or all of the above problems with your siding, don’t hesitate to call Timberline Roofing and Contracting. We are more than a roofing company – we can also handle a full siding replacement for your home.

Call us today at 612-284-5329 or send us a message through our website.

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