New siding is a major purchase, so it’s only natural to keep your own for as long as possible. Deep inside, however, you know it’s not going to last forever. As you come to terms with this reality, know that it’s important to do perform the work at the right time.
If you’re not sure whether the time is ripe to tackle a siding installation, Twin Cities Siding Professionals suggests looking for these signs:
Severe cases of rot are often beyond repair. Obvious indications of decay mean your siding material has lost its strength to keep your family safe and comfortable. You may still save the affected areas when the problem is localized, but replacement is essential when rot is apparent on the exterior.
2. Maintenance Burden
Repainting may be the solution you initially think of when you see peeling, but it’s not a financially sensible project in the long run. Occasional painting might actually cost more than re-siding with a rot-resistant product like James Hardie® siding. To put things into perspective, maintaining a three-bedroom home without a deck could set you back over $50,000 for 21 years. Imagine the savings you could get if you invest in a low-maintenance material.
3. Energy Waste
Damaged siding allows significant heat loss and lets the cold penetrate your indoor living space. Re-siding doesn’t outfit your exterior walls with an airtight layer of protection, but it offers an opportunity to apply insulation to your home. The combination of weathertight siding and wall insulation with a great R-value delivers noticeable energy savings.
4. Mold Growth
If you identify the presence of mold and suspect faulty siding is the culprit, then you have another reason to call in an experienced siding contractor for inspection. Mold decreases your home’s curb appeal and renders it a less healthy place to live in.
Do you notice more than one of these signs? Let Twin Cities Siding Professionals help you figure out if your siding system is shot. Call us today at (651) 967-0873 to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation and estimate in Minneapolis.