Often, homeowners will wait as long as possible before changing or replacing the siding on their houses. That’s understandable – getting new siding is affordable, but it still requires an investment, and most of us would prefer to save money when and where we can.
Still, replacing your home’s siding isn’t something you want to delay for too long, since old, worn, or damaged siding can lead to other problems like mold, mildew, and higher utility bills all while making your house look dreary and poorly maintained.
It’s a good idea to look at your options well before you reach that point. With that in mind, here are seven signs your home probably needs new siding:
- Your siding is cracked and chipped. These are obvious signs that your home’s siding is deteriorating, and should never be ignored. Paint is your first layer of protection against pests and the elements, so pay attention if your siding seems to be in rough condition.
- You’ve repainted it five times already. In the same way, if you find that you’re constantly repainting the siding on your home, that’s probably a sign that the underlying material has been damaged and isn’t offering the protection it used to.
- You’re noticing more moisture in your home. The siding on your home keeps moisture out, which is critical for avoiding mold and mildew. If you start noticing these kinds of problems in your house, you should look for answers right away before your health, or the equity of your home, is affected.
- Your energy bills are higher than ever. Along with moisture, damaged siding will tend to let in hot and cold air. Along with the issues already mentioned, this can lead to dramatically higher utility bills in a short period of time.
- Your siding looks loose or faded. Sometimes, when siding is getting worn out, it will start to sag or lose its original color. Not only does this make your home an eyesore, but it could also be an obvious sign of bigger problems.
- You notice rotting under the siding or in your home. Occasionally, damaged siding will start to rot from underneath. That might be visible when you run your hands along the siding or from points inside your home.
- It’s time for a change. Your siding doesn’t necessarily have to be damaged to be replaced. If you just want to give your home a fresher look, changing your siding might be one of the easiest and most affordable ways to make an instant improvement.
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