5. You want to update the aesthetics of your home.
Replacing your siding is not always about damage. It can be simply because you no longer like the look of your current siding or your just plain tired of painting it. Or, maybe you have a brick, wood or other exterior and you think your home would look nicer with siding.
2. Do the seams seem to be loose?
Siding seams should be tight to keep out moisture and debris. Over time, the seams on old siding can become loose allowing the outside elements in behind the siding causing a host of other damages.
3. Signs of mold, dry rot or even mildew?
Evidence of these issues can be an actual health risk in and around your home. Addressing these immediately is essential.
4. Is there warping or wavy affect to your siding?
If there is, this could be a sign of water damage or many other different problems that can cause your siding to buckle.
1. Hail Damage
Hail occurs throughout the year and can cause damage to your home's siding. Dents, cracks and holes in your siding are indicators of hail damage.
Siding is the external material applied to the walls of a home or other building meant to shed water, protect the walls from the effects of weather. The primary purpose of your home siding is to protect the home, along with the foundation and filling within it. It protects the home from rain, snow, wind, and other strong weather elements. Once it's colder, a well-installed siding can defend the interior of the home from the cold weather outside. It will help keep in the heat that is created for your home, so you can keep on warm and comfortable in the winter season. Another purpose of the siding is to feature beauty to your home. Since the siding takes up a greater part of the homes outside surface, the beauty is an added appeal to any home owner.
We understand that replacing your home's siding may not be at the top of your to do list, though, maybe it should be. Consider this: siding wears out over time; it cracks, breaks, and eventually gets old. Siding can begin to leak, and when that happens it may be too late to get ahead of the ball and prevent other major expensive repairs.
So how does a home owner know when it's time to replace their siding? There are some specific things to look for in order to determine whether you should replace your siding.