The siding on your home isn’t just for looks. It is one of the most visible features of your home and plays a critical role in defending your home against the hot sun, harsh winds, bitter cold, precipitation, and pests. Over time, your siding will eventually fall victim to the very elements it’s meant to protect your home against.
1. Protected Structural Integrity
Siding in a state of disrepair can expose your home to water damage, mold, and rot. If left unchecked and untreated, this can compromise the structural integrity of your home, inside and out. Siding replacement will keep your home safe from severe damage and your family from health hazards.
2. Increased Energy Efficiency
Installing an insulated or energy-efficient siding can significantly reduce energy leakage throughout the home, keeping your family more comfortable and saving you money on monthly energy bills.
3. Improved Appearance
New siding can completely transform the architectural appearance of your exterior. It will also boost curb appeal, which is an essential element of your home’s resale value. The wide range of materials, colors, and styles to choose from helps you customize the look of your home.
When to Replace Siding
Siding can last for decades with proper maintenance. However, there comes a time when repainting or repairing siding just won’t cut it. To maintain the structural integrity of your home, you need to replace damaged siding. But how do you tell if it’s time to replace siding? Here are signs which suggest your siding’s days are numbered.
• Loose or missing siding
• Blisters or bubbles on the surface
• Cracked, warped, sagging, buckled, or rotting siding
• Damage from animals and birds
• High energy bills
• Need of frequent maintenance
• Severely faded siding
• Chips and dents
• Mold, mildew, or fungus on your siding
• Paint peeling inside your home
• Old age
If you notice any of these telltale signs, it’s time to re-side your entire home.
Replacing All or Some of Your Siding
While replacing your siding in sections is possible, sometimes it’s best to have your whole home redone. If your siding is coming to the end of its lifespan, a complete replacement can serve you better than replacing just one section.
Homeowner’s insurance may cover damage done by perils such as wind, tornado, fire, or hail. However, most policies only cover replacement for the damaged parts and may not cover the full home. This will leave you with mismatched siding color and quality unless you can prove a mismatch affects your home’s value.
Exterior Plus has you covered if you need an expert siding professional to answer your questions and provide quality siding replacements in the Akron and Cleveland areas. We use strictly top-tier products and provide quality workmanship to ensure your siding will maintain value for years to come. Contact us to schedule your free inspection.