Is it time to replace your siding?

Siding doesn’t last forever. Well-performing siding helps ensure that your house stays in the best condition possible, keeping the cold out and the warmth in during the winter and vice versa during the summer. It helps prevent water from infiltrating your home and improves your energy efficiency. Plus, it helps your house keep looking great from the outside. What are the signs that it’s time to replace your siding?

It’s cracked or loose

Especially after a significant storm, your siding may be in rough condition. High winds can loosen siding and pry off whole boards. If your siding is loose, split, or cracked, whether as a result of age or wind damage, a professional inspection can help you determine whether you can replace individual sections or is it advisable to replace your home’s siding completely.

It’s faded or peeling

Wood siding should keep its shape and color for 8-10 years under average conditions. If your home needs more frequent painting because it is peeling or has become significantly faded or discolored, it may be time to replace your siding.

It’s rotting or warping

If your siding has begun to warp, rot, or become soft, it is time to replace it. Insert a screwdriver or prybar gently under the boards and joints along gutters and chimneys to see if the underlying material is soft and easy to poke into. This could indicate significant rotting damage. Tap on the outside of the siding with the handle of a screwdriver. If it crumbles, splits, or sounds hollow, this can indicate dry rot.

It has holes or damage

If your siding has suffered storm damage or other exterior damage, it may have holes or be cracking.Small holes may be evidence of insects burrowing into the wood. Regardless of size, holes and cracks can lead to big problems, allowing moisture to get into the siding. Repairing this damage can be labor-intensive and costly, especially if the moisture or insects reach your home’s structural framework. Unchecked moisture can also lead to harmful mold growth.

Mold or Fungus

Any type of growth such as fungus, mold, algae, or mildew on your siding can be a significant issue. This may indicate that moisture is being trapped in the siding or penetrating the siding and seeping into the walls. Although some fungus and mildew is harmless, it’s a good idea to remove it at least once or twice a year and inspect the area of its growth to ensure your siding is effectively keeping your home watertight.

Increased Utility Cost

If you’ve noticed that your heating and cooling bills have gone up significantly and inexplicably, this can be a sign that your siding has reached the end of its functional life.ur siding and/or wall insulation can significantly reduce your energy usage and lower your bills .

New Exterior Siding Benefits

Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Repair Structural Damage

Increased Energy Efficiency

Boost Your Property Value

Types of Siding

CraneBoard Siding

CraneBoard is much more efficient than most ordinary vinyl siding. CraneBoard has the lowest environmental impact than any other siding materials on the market, which, in the end, save you in energy costs. It can withstand the harshest conditions and ensure your home remains powerful, alluring and brilliant.

LP Smart Siding

LP SmartSide siding is a manufactured wood product. It is coated with SmartGuard®, LP’s proprietary sealant, which includes waxes, zinc borate and other advanced binders to make it resistant to water and termite damage. Installation: LP SmartSide siding can be installed using common woodworking products.

Get Your Free Estimate and See the Difference!

We’ll take the time to understand your specific needs as well as your budget and goals for your exterior home renovation. We’ll then suggest siding options that may work best for what you have in mind. If everything looks and sounds good, then you can put us to work for you right away, and trust in the high quality materials, expert knowledge and decades of experience we have with all types of siding for all types of home.

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