Siding is more than just a vanity covering of your home. Same as your roof, it serves as a primary layer of protection against the elements, keeping your indoor spaces intact and comfortable. Plus, its attractive appearance could single-handedly increase your home’s curb appeal.
Needless to say, your siding must always be in good shape. When you notice any of these red flags, you might need to get a new one:
1. Visible Structural Imperfections
Other than stains, which are removable with basic cleaning, any visual flaw to your siding could be a cause for concern. Warping, rotting, loosening, cracking, and bubbling are signs of deterioration. Minor issues may be solvable by timely siding repair, but major ones might merit a replacement.
Fading may not seem indicative of structural failure, but it could be. Discoloration may be a signal that your siding nears the end of its life span. Count its birthdays and decide; the time might be ripe for a re-siding project.
2. Organic Growth
When your siding panels begin to harbor mold, mildew, or fungus, it’s a definite eye-opener. The presence of any unwanted growth means the level of moisture on those areas is high, which may be due to water infiltration. It requires further investigation, but keep a closer eye on your siding.
3. Dry Rot
Dry rot usually does the most damage silently. It eats away everything underneath the surface of your siding, leaving the inner layer empty. Obviously, it’s cause for alarm because a hollow underside renders your siding weak.
To evaluate how severe the issue is and know whether you need new siding, tap on the surface of the panels to find empty spots.
4. Peeling of Interior Paint or Wallpaper
Yes, bad siding could be affecting your interior spaces too. Peeling paint or wallpaper happens when there’s severe moisture seepage. Faulty siding panels offer little resistance to the travel of water vapor through your interior walls, allowing it wreak havoc with your home.
At Twin Cities Siding Professionals, we provide FREE, in-home consultation to assess the health of your siding. We can help you decide between repair and replacement to restore the structural integrity of your siding system. Call us today at (651) 967-0873 to set up your meeting with our specialists. We serve homeowners in the Twin Cities.