Your siding does more than just improve your home’s beauty. It also offers protection against the harmful elements to keep your living space safe and comfortable all year round. Regardless of how sturdy it is, however, it will experience wear over time.
To avoid costly problems down the road, it pays to know the right time to update your siding. Homecraft®, Inc., your trusted siding contractor, shares four signs to watch out for:
1. Moisture Problems
If you see mold, mildew, and rot indoors, check the state of the same area on your home’s exterior. Once you detect signs of siding damage, seek the help of a professional to perform a more thorough inspection. Perhaps you need to replace only your siding or your insulation or you may have to replace both.
2. Cracks and Gaps
Apart from being unsightly, cracks, holes and gaps on your siding can compromise your home’s structural integrity because they admit moisture. When neglected, this can lead to foundation damage over time.
If your siding has started to rot, then it can’t perform its role properly to safeguard your home. In cases of limited damage, you can still fix the affected area. But if the rot has dispersed around your exterior, it’s time to upgrade your siding. At Homecraft, Inc., we recommend choosing a rot-resistant material like vinyl siding to avoid this issue in the future. It’s also virtually maintenance-free, which can save you time and money.
4. Increased Energy Costs
Is there a sudden increase in your energy costs? Your siding might be the culprit. You can determine this problem by looking for drafts near your walls and windows. You can also inspect the areas around the switches and electrical receptacles.
Bonus Pro Tip
Siding is designed to maintain its color throughout its service life. If your siding is old and its color has faded, it means that it’s starting to lose its functionality. While this may not prove that your siding no longer does its job, it’s still a sign to watch for.
Notice any of these signs? Turn to Homecraft, Inc. right away. We’ll offer the best solution to keep your home structurally sound. Call us today at (877) 494-0377 to learn more about our products and services. We serve Hockessin, Wilmington and nearby areas in DE.