The condition of your siding directly affects the appearance and functionality of your exterior. Whether its panels are dented from hail or its paint is peeling due to old age, it will surely compromise the integrity of your home.
Here are four signs you need to replace your siding.
- It needs frequent repainting. Good-quality siding should maintain its shape and keep its color for at least 8 to 10 years, if not longer. If it is chipping, cracking or peeling, it is a common indication that there is an underlying problem that needs to be addressed and that a replacement may be due.
- Annual energy bills are high. Of course, it is important to rule out other potential culprits, such as a leaking roof or poor attic insulation, when it comes to high energy bills. But when the heating and cooling costs continue to skyrocket, and the rest of the home is in good shape, it can be a sign that the home is in need of new siding. Let a siding expert inspect the condition of your current siding and whether or not there is sufficient wall insulation.
- Boards are rotting or warping. Walk around your property and look for signs of warped or rotten boards. To further inspect it, siding installers recommend poking under the affected area to see how solid the underlayer is. If it has begun to rot or become soft, then an immediate siding replacement is definitely needed.
- There is mold and mildew growth. Any type of growth like mold and mildew on a home’s siding, especially near the seams, may indicate that moisture is seeping into the surface and causing unwanted organisms to thrive. While not all traces of mold and mildew are a cause for concern, such growth is worth investigating further.
Don’t put your siding project in unqualified hands. Instead, contact GO Construction Services, LLC at (717) 854-1573, or fill out our online form. Let our siding installers deliver the style and efficiency you need. Our other services include roof replacement and deck construction.