Your home’s exterior is the first thing that catches the eye. This includes your trimming, windows, roof, and even your new siding. Although these should all be aesthetically appealing, they all have bigger purposes for your house. For starters, let’s talk about your new siding. The siding serves many purposes, but two of the most important factors are insulation and protection. In order to protect the siding of your home, you need to know the signs that it’s time to replace it.
Bubbling & Warping
Bubbling or blistering on your siding are signs that it has endured excessive amounts of moisture and heat. Bubbles mean that moisture has been trapped. This is a huge red flag. The main purpose of siding is to prevent water from reaching the walls under the siding. When this occurs, you will need to replace each panel that has been destroyed.
Energy Bill Skyrocket
Since your siding plays a huge role in insulation, your power bill will climb up when it is performing poorly. Your heat or air could be escaping through the siding which means you’re spending more to power the heating or cooling unit.
Dents, Cracks, Chips, & Holes
Damage from hail, tree debris, or even excess moisture can cause holes, dents, chips, and cracks to your siding. These damages can let more moisture leak into your foundation and even allow for insects to manifest.
If you have made multiple trips to the paint store, give up. Continuously having to stain or paint your siding means its lifespan is coming to an end. Fading color also proves that the siding is weaker than it should be. Put your money into a more long-term solution.
Mildew and algae can build up on your vinyl very quickly. Some can appear as a white powder sprinkled with black dots. Algae is usually dark furry green spots, and can also be seen in brown and black. Mold is terrible for your siding but can be even worse for the air on the inside of your home.
If these signs are familiar to you, you are in need of an expert’s opinion. If you have any additional questions about new siding or another roofing topic, we are here to help! Click here to contact us or feel free to give us a call at 402-216-8850.
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