New siding replacement is a major home improvement project that carries significance in both the appearance and preservation of your home. New siding is different from a fresh paint job or a decorating scheme that you can change easily because replacement is labor intensive and the durable material lasts for many years. Many considerations are needed when you replace your existing siding such as color, material, financial concerns, as well as climate. The following information will provide you with an outline of the important decisions you will face before replacing your home’s siding.
When to Replace Siding
There are certain signs that indicate it’s time to replace your siding. The following tips will help you determine if it is time to take on this project:
- Warped siding boards usually indicate a problem. Use a screwdriver or awe to poke the surface area and beneath the siding to determine the condition of the material and substrate. If the siding material or substrate feels soft or cracks easily, it is a sure sign that it’s time to replace the siding.
- Mold or mildew growth on interior walls adjacent to exterior walls could be an indication of excess moisture seeping in through compromised siding. In addition, peeling paint, sagging wallpaper, and soft or crumbling drywall could also point to a moisture problem resulting from compromised exterior siding.
- Homes with wood siding often fall victim to dry rot. Lightly tap on the areas of your siding that you suspect of having dry rot. This will allow you to identify a dry rotted area as only the outer layer of siding will remain intact.
Get Your Free Roofing Estimate Now!
Our experts will solve them in no time.