Your siding makes up a significant part of your home’s exterior. However, its purpose is not just solely for aesthetic appeal. This component is essential in protecting a house from wind and rain. It can also affect your heating and cooling needs.
Water Damage Protection
Siding stops moisture from entering your home. Without your siding, different components of your interior would suffer from significant water damage. Excessive moisture in your home can result in mold growth and compromise the structural integrity of walls. It can also rot the frames and studs that support your home. Keeping your siding in good shape can help prevent these problems as well as costly repairs.
Cracked, bending or warped siding must be replaced. If your siding is pulling away from the wall of your home, it’s also a sign you need to replace it. You can also see signs of siding failure inside your home. Check your walls for dark water stains and peeling paint or wallpaper. Moreover, make sure to hire an experienced siding contractor when it’s time for a replacement.
Improved Energy Efficiency
The siding material you choose also has an impact on your home’s overall energy efficiency. It insulates your home from outside elements, meaning if it gets compromised, drafts will get into your home. Regularly maintain your siding to prevent energy loss.
High-quality siding can help minimize solar heat gain in summer. Consider energy-efficient siding options to reduce your heating and cooling costs. It’s also essential to choose a material that suits your location.
At Twin Cities Siding Professionals, we install James Hardie® siding, made to improve the beauty, safety, value and energy efficiency of your home. Call us at (651) 967-0873, or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We work with clients around Minneapolis.