Cracked, Crumbling, and Rotting Siding
This is one of the top ways to know your siding needs replacement at first glance. If the siding is cracked, crumbling, rotting, or you notice some warping, it’s clear that the damage is beyond repair. When the material is wood, moisture can spread through the wood fibers, weakening the structural integrity of your siding.
The wood siding will become brittle, and ignoring the powdery panels allows the rot to keep spreading. On the other hand, vinyl siding tends to start warping, which will negatively affect your home’s aesthetics. With the evidence right in front of you, it’s time to call an experienced siding contractor as soon as possible.
Your Siding Has Moisture Problems
There are several ways moisture can wreak havoc on your siding. To begin with, you might start noticing small blisters or bubbles that form underneath the surface. Water has likely penetrated your siding. That means the function of your siding has been compromised, and you’ll need new siding that does a better job of keeping water out.
The next telltale sign of siding that has moisture problems is the appearance of fungus, mold, or mildew on your siding. These substances only grow where they find moisture, so if they have found a safe haven on your siding, then you’ll need a siding contractor to install new siding that won’t let water through.
If your moisture problem has gotten serious, you may even start noticing paint peeling inside your home. The damaged siding outside your home will let moisture spread into your walls leading to a bigger and more costly problem. Not only will you have to replace the siding, but you might also need to replace your interior’s wallpaper or get a new paint job. That’s why it’s so important to act fast and invite a professional siding contractor over before the issue gets out of hand.
Your Siding Loses Its Color
As mentioned, your siding not only protects your home, but it’s also there to make a curb appeal statement. However, if the siding starts to fade noticeably, it can become an eyesore instead. Normally, new siding has great weatherproofing abilities that keep it from severely fading, but this feature gets stripped away over time.
You may notice the paint chipping or peeling away much more quickly, even after you’ve applied a fresh coat of paint. This is the best time to have a contractor install new siding with a longer-lasting color that makes your home look more