Signs That Your House Needs New Siding
Siding is one of the most crucial exterior features of your house. Not only does it showcase your property’s style, but it also protects your home from the elements. Siding is essential for insulating your home against extreme heat and cold, debris, pests, and inclement weather. The different options for replacing siding can be confusing for homeowners. In this blog, our team at All-Side Contracting explains the signs you need to be aware of for siding replacement.
The signs that indicate you need a siding replacement include:
- Dry Rot
Tap on your siding with the handle of any tool to see if dry rot is falling off. The fungus that causes dry rot starts below the siding surface and eats away the body of your siding until only the top layer remains. Siding pieces that decay because of dry rot should be immediately replaced as extensive dry rot will severely affect your house.
- Increased Heating or Cooling Bills
The main purpose of siding is to retain heat and cold for your home, insulating it from the elements. Low-grade wall insulation and underperforming siding are among the major reasons for excessive heating or cooling bills. Inspect the seams to check if they could be letting cold or hot air out of your house.
- Cracked or Loose Siding
One or two cracked or loose boards after a storm won’t cause much harm to your home. If larger sections of boards show signs of damage or being loose, there might be a severe problem that would need the work of a professional contractor.
Regardless of how serious the damage is, loose or cracked pieces must be replaced to prevent water seeping behind them.
- Fungus or Mould Growth
Be wary of fungus or mould growth that appears on siding, especially near the seams. These kinds of substances grow where moisture is present. Get the siding replaced to prevent mould growth.
- Severely Faded Siding
A siding's weatherproofing has run its course if the siding colour is fading. It’s a good time to replace your siding before any serious problem occurs.
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Count on All Side Contracting to install quality siding for your home. Our technicians are committed to providing reliable service. We will suggest the best siding options that will be fit for your home. We also offer a ten-year guarantee on our workmanship.
Call us if you are planning to install new siding for your home.