Replacing the siding on your home is a big job. It takes time and money, which means you want to make sure you only install siding if it’s really necessary.
When it doubt, it’s never a bad idea to replace the siding on your home, but there are some telltale signs to look out for if you’re contemplating a replacement.
Bubbles, Blisters, Cracks, and Rotting
If you want to know if your siding needs to be replaced, you have to do more than just glance at it as you’re pulling out of the driveway. You have to get up close and see if there’s damage.
If there are bubbles or blisters in the vinyl, especially if layers of the vinyl are peeling away, it’s time for replacement siding. Cracks are a sure sign that your siding has been compromised too.
As siding gets older, it can succumb to rot. However, that doesn’t mean it looks like it’s rotting! Wiggle some panels and see if debris comes loose or if the panel itself wiggles around. If so, it’s time for a replacement.
Your Utility Bills Are High
Energy savings is a big deal nowadays. That means you’ve probably replaced the light bulbs in your home with LEDs, you unplug appliances when they aren’t being used, and you may have even resealed your doors and windows. If your utility bills are still high, you might want to take a look at your siding.
Siding is about more than just the panels on your home. It’s about the underlayer of insulation too. Today, those layers are more efficient than ever. Installing new siding means you have the opportunity to reduce your utility payments.
It's Just Ugly
It sounds a bit shallow, but it’s true that if your home siding is ugly, it’s probably time for a replacement for a couple of reasons.
First, it can have a huge effect on the way your home looks, which means it can have a huge effect on the value of your property. That can be disastrous if you’re planning on selling your home any time soon.
Second, ugly siding means you might be spending more time than you should trying to make it look better. If you’re tired of repainting or restaining your siding, you should replace it.
Choose the Right Siding for Your Home
If you’re ready to replace your home siding, choose Selig Custom Construction. We can help you choose between fiber cement siding, vinyl siding, and more, depending on your needs and your budget. Just call today to start discussing your options or fill out our online form and we’ll provide you with a free estimate.