When to Replace Your House Siding
Sun, hail, rain – everything that hits your siding takes a toll on it. Oftentimes, damage is contained to a small section and can be easily repaired. But, eventually, all siding will age to the point where it needs to be replaced. If you’re wondering whether your Columbia, Missouri, home’s siding is past its prime, there are a few indicators you can look for, including:
Gaps, cracks, and holes in your siding make your home vulnerable to moisture and pests, like termites. Avoid structural damage by addressing any openings you find as soon as possible.
If there are signs of mold or mildew growing on your siding, there’s a good chance water has seeped inside. Mold can cause health problems for those living in your home, so this is a problem that requires immediate action.
If your exterior walls look a little warped, take a closer look at the siding. Likely, it is beginning to soften or rot. This is a clear indication that it’s time for a replacement.
Increased Energy Costs
If your energy costs have been out of control lately, it could be because of your siding. If there is an issue with the insulation behind your siding, your HVAC system will have to work harder to heat and cool your home, leading to higher energy bills.
Looking for an Expert Opinion?
If you’re still not sure when to replace your house siding and you’d like an expert opinion, contact Continental Siding today. One of our consultants would be happy to inspect your current siding and offer you a free estimate on a replacement. Our patented Perma-Strate Wall System® is designed to last longer than and eliminate the problems associated with most other types of siding. CALL NOW to learn more.