Think your home needs new siding only when you see visible damage? Think again. There are several reasons your home may need new siding, and we’ve rounded up five of the most common signs it’s time for replacement siding.
1. Your siding is rotting
Siding protects your home from the elements, but if your home’s siding has begun to rot, then it’s no longer working as intended. You can’t remove or repair an area of rot; you have to remove the rotted boards and replace them, to preserve the integrity of your home.
2. Your siding has cracks or gaps
Home siding should not develop cracks, gaps, or holes. If you see damaged areas, call a contractor ASAP. Delaying on siding replacement could lead to water damage caused when water penetrates the holes in your siding or significant pest problems such as termites, ants, or rodents.
3. You experience higher energy bills
Higher than normal energy bills that cannot be explained by weather patterns are an indication that it may be time to replace your home siding. If your home feels drafty, and your utility bills are higher, insulating your home and replacing your home siding will improve your comfort and lower your utility bills.
4. You’re thinking of moving
If you’re thinking of moving, it’s wise to put some money into home improvements designed to increase interest in your home. If you want to sell your home as a fixer upper and are content with a modest asking price, then you may opt to list the home in as-is condition. Yet if you want to maximize the return on investment and get a high resale value, you’ll want to do what you can to make your home look nice. Siding gives a massive boost to curb appeal, which can lead to increased interest and a higher selling price for your home.
5. Your siding has mold or mildew
Mold or mildew are warning signs; ignore them at the peril of pricey home improvements later on. If your home’s siding experiences mold and mildew, you may need new insulation, new home siding, or both.
Get a Free Estimate for Siding Replacement
If you experience any of these warning signs, get a quote from a professional Cincinnati roofer for home siding replacement. Call 513.713.0418 or contact us online for your free estimate.