Siding is your home’s primary line of defense against harsh weather and pests. When it is falling apart, loose, cracked, warped, buckled or sagging, it becomes an eyesore and an invitation to nesting rodents and destructive insects. If you notice holes in siding or any unusual damage to your exterior, it’s time to contact a professional siding contractor to take a look at it for you.
But how do you know when it’s time to do that? Homecraft® Inc. , an expert in the roofing industry emphasizes that if your siding has the following signs, you should strongly consider replacing it.
- Damaged Boards or Panels
In many cases, if widespread damage has occurred, or the siding has been left unrepaired for a long time, a simple board or panel repair is likely not an option. There may also be damage from insects such as termites that have destroyed the wood siding on your home.
- Cracking, Fading, or Peeling From Weather
Cracks, fading and peeling are signs of aging, often occurring due to harsh sunlight and/or from frost and thaw cycles. Also, if your painted siding doesn’t seem to hold onto the paint well anymore, it’s a sign it’s time to replace it.
- Water or Moisture Damage
Rotting, mold, fungus growth and anything else that points to water damage is a surefire sign you need all new siding. Warping or swelling may also occur in some materials. Moisture damage will show itself in the form of rust on steel siding.
- Interior Wall damage
Do you notice any loose wallpaper or paint peeling in your home? If moisture is getting through your siding and into your walls, it can cause significant damage within your home. Wallpaper and paint problems can be a sign that your siding is allowing unwanted moisture to enter your home.
- High Energy Bills
Cracks, holes and damage to siding can cause energy bills to increase due to loss of heat. If you are able to rule out roofing issues and insulation failure and did some roof repair or replacement but did not fully resolve the issue, new siding can help save you money when it comes to energy efficiency.
The most important choice you will make when considering new siding for your home is the choice of the home siding contractor who will install it. That’s where Homecraft® Inc.’s skilled and dedicated siding installation teams give you an advantage. Because our crews are fully trained and have years of siding experience you can count on a job that is executed professionally, precisely and without extended delays.
Attractive. Durable. Low-maintenance. These are just some of the qualities that make vinyl siding from Homecraft® Inc. the best choice to protect your home and family. Ready to learn more? Fill out our contact form to schedule a FREE in-home consultation and estimate from the leading Tri-State and Wilmington roofers. We serve clients in Middletown, Newark and Bear, DE.