How to tell when you need new siding

Oct 21, 2019 | Roofing, Siding

Updating the siding of your home’s exterior is a big undertaking. This home improvement is considerable investment taking into consideration the scale of the job and the particular skill set needed to complete such a project. How do you know if you need new siding? Here are some issues to look out for that are good indicators that you may need new siding.

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Rot

Sign of rot to your siding is proof of damage, and an indication that the siding can no longer perform its designed function- protect your home from the elements. You may be able to repair damage in the affected area, but rot that has spread across the exterior cannot be contained. It’s best just to replace the siding.

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Cracks

Hail damage is a primary culprit when it comes to cracks and gaps in your siding. Cold weather, in particular, can cause the siding to fracture and crack. Some cracks may go unnoticed, but others may result in large pieces of the siding pulling away from the wall. This impairment allows moisture to infiltrate through the siding, limiting its role.

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Moisture and Mold

Moisture accumulation can manifest in the form of mold or mildew on your home’s exterior siding. Rainwater could have gotten trapped behind the siding causing it to remain wet. Mold and mildew are health hazards, and if the damage is beyond being fixed, it’s time to get new siding.

Loose Siding

Wind damage can cause the siding to become loose. When the siding sheets aren’t locked together, the loose siding cannot properly protect your home. Multiple pieces of loose or missing siding is a sign of serious underlying problems that need to be addressed.

Greenawalt Roofing Company offers a great selection of CertainTeed siding products.These attractive, advanced siding systems willprovide your home with superior weather protection. Our exceptional service is what you need for your next home-improvement project.

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