One of the simplest ways to protect the exterior of your home while adding a fresh look to the curb appeal is by replacing your siding. Not only does siding come in a variety of materials and looks but it is often the first line of defense against water damage. With all of these benefits in mind, it is important to know when to replace your siding as it starts to get too worn out to do its job. Here are three signs that it’s time to get new siding.
Over time, your vinyl siding can take a lot of damage from the elements. Siding can get small blisters and bubbles from extreme temperature changes and dents or scratches from impacts, such as tree branches in the wind. Generally, minor imperfections are harmless. But if you notice any significant chips or cracks, then that means your siding now has a weak spot to let water in.
Another way siding ages and could let in water is if it begins to warp. Most vinyl siding will naturally sag over time, but an improper installation could lead to early warping and buckling. If you notice any ripples in your siding, then it is best to call a professional to determine if it needs to be replaced.
There are many contributing factors to the energy efficiency of your home, such as insulation or the windows. But many homeowners overlook the role that their siding plays. Old siding weakens the insulating properties of your home, which means that costly heating and air leaks out more easily. To combat this, you can also upgrade your home wrap underneath your siding for maximum energy efficiency and moisture blocking.
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