Your siding is one of the most important pieces of your home’s exterior. It offers a number of benefits for your home’s exterior, including protecting your home from pests and the elements, providing your home with curb appeal and resale value, and providing your home with an additional layer of insulation. With so much to gain from properly installed siding, it is important to make sure that your siding is kept in good repair. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can identify whether your siding needs to be repaired, take a look at our blog to learn more!
One of the biggest signs that your siding needs to be replaced is when you find that your siding is beginning to rot at its edges. Take a walk around your home and check around the edges of your siding. You should also take a pointy object, such as a screwdriver, and poke under any warped siding to assess the structural integrity of the material below the siding. If you find that your siding is warping or rotting, be sure to replace it as soon as possible!
Another sign that you will need to replace your home’s siding is when you see that your siding boards are cracking. If there is only a couple of small sections of broken siding, you may not need to worry about replacing it. However, if there are large sections of broken siding, your home may be exposed to water damage, among other things, which makes replacing broken siding important.
While it may appear to be simply aesthetic, having faded siding is a sign that your home’s siding is reaching the end of its lifespan and should be replaced soon. Oftentimes siding issues are hard to spot, but if your siding is faded, it is generally a sign that your siding has unseen issues.
This sign can be tricky to spot, as your home’s siding can be completely intact until you begin to poke at the siding itself. If you notice that sections of your siding seem to feel much weaker than others, it may be time to take a look under your home’s siding to identify whether there is extensive rot. Dry rot can quickly work its way through your home’s walls, which makes it important to find sections of dry rot before it spreads.
While you’re examining your siding for rot, you may find that your siding isn’t rotting at the edges but instead has mold or fungus growing on it. Since moisture is required for the growth of fungus or mold, if you find it growing at the edges of your siding, it is generally a sign that moisture has invaded your siding system and you should consider replacing it.
If you need to replace your home’s siding this spring, our team is ready to assist! We can be reached over the phone at (207) 310-7659 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your siding replacement needs!