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5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Siding

5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Siding

There is more to your home’s siding than just being aesthetically appealing. A Siding doesn’t just add charm and character; it also protects your home from the elements that can ruin your home. To ensure that you home gets the best protection; it’s a must to know when to replace your siding. If you’re still not sure if you need to replace your siding, talk to your local construction company in Connecticut.

5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Siding:

1. Cracks and Peels:

Take a good look at your sidings. Are they dry? Chalky? Are they littered with holes or is the paint peeling? These are signs that your sidings have seen better days. It’s time for a replacement. Signs above indicate old and brittle sidings. It’s not protecting your home adequately. When removing them, you might want to look at the wall underneath to check for further damage.

2. Warped:

A warped or distorted siding shape indicates water seeping inside your siding panel. When water seeps inside the wood siding, it causes the wood fibers to expand and it makes your siding more prone to rotting.

3. Green growth:

When I say green growth, I mean fungus, molds and mildew. Trust me, nobody wants those on the walls. Not only does it decrease your home’s value but it also posts as a health hazard especially to those deathly allergic to molds and spores. Replace these immediately to prevent further property damage and to reduce health risks.

4. Open Seams:

Your seams separating are the result of 2 things—one is improper installation and other is due to wear and tear. When your seams separate from your wall, water can seep in between. It can ruin your wall overtime especially if you neglected to notice this early on.

5. Indoor Water Damage:

Is your home’s wallpaper sagging or peeling? This may indicate water leaks from the outside. Check the nearest siding to the affected area and address the issue. Water damage can cause molds, mildew and it also makes your home smell of wet socks or mushrooms.

Key Takeaways:

  • Check your sidings annually to ensure they are in tip-top condition.
  • Paint your sidings regularly. Not only will it give your home a new look, the paint also doubles as insulation and siding protection.
  • Only go for professional construction companies that have experience installing sidings. You might have to spend a little extra but that can save you money, headache and time in the long run.

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If you’re planning on re-siding your home but are having trouble getting started, contact us today!

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