One of the most beneficial aspects of modern siding is that it requires little to no maintenance. When properly installed, siding can last for many years. However, there are a few signs that you should not ignore when it comes to deciding if your siding needs repaired or replaced. None of them should be ignored. Here are six reasons why you should not put off repairing or replacing your siding.
If you spot a crack or warped condition somewhere in your siding, you may be facing a water issue. These areas are prime places for rainwater to penetrate and get through to your walls. Delaying repair of these areas over time can lead to rot. Water incursion can also lead to mold and mildew growth.
The bigger a siding issue becomes, the more expensive it also becomes to fix. Left unaddressed, damage over time can reach a point where the only option is total replacement. Doing a little preventative maintenance when troubles first arrive saves you significant time down the road.
Damaged siding is something that can be hard to conceal. Depending upon the severity of the damage, this could severely impact your home’s curb appeal. This can be especially detrimental if you are looking to sell your home.
Localized siding repairs are one of the fastest things to repair. Most repairs can be made in a matter of hours. Because of the reasons above, this small investment in time will have quick returns!
Siding is the protective envelope around your home. Along with your roof and windows, it also serves as an initial thermal barrier of your home as well. To keep your home as energy efficient as possible, you need to ensure that the thermal envelope is in peak condition. Damaged siding can introduce leaks that compromise your home’s energy efficiency. Allowing this will result in more energy consumption during the coldest and hottest times of the year.
Finally, it’s important to remember that siding does not last forever. Your house may stand for a century if properly maintained, but most siding has a lifespan of about 20 years. If your siding is older than this and you have more than one of the issues above, it’s time to call your local siding contractor and see what a full replacement might entail.
It may not be the trendiest thing to talk about, but siding serves a huge purpose. Not only for aesthetics but performance as well. This is why it’s so important to keep an eye on maintaining your siding. The earlier you catch an issue and fix it, the better. To learn more about the benefits of timely siding repair, be sure to give Bealing Roofing & Exteriors, Inc. a call. We are here to help.