In this post, we review the signs that your home siding is ready to be replaced. New siding can transform its appearance, add value to your home and even lower energy costs.
How long should your home’s siding last? That can all depend on what material it is made from, the weather conditions it experiences, how well you keep it painted or maintained, as well as other factors. Both vinyl siding and wood siding should easily last 20-40 years if properly maintained. For information on home siding replacement, contact Green T for a free estimate.
Rotting or warping
If your siding is rotting, crumbling, or pieces have chipped away, that’s a sure sign it’s time to replace your siding. The job of your siding is to protect the interior of your home from the elements. Once it starts rotting away, it’s not doing the job anymore and it’s time for it to be replaced.
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Cracks or loose siding
Cracks and holes in your siding don’t just look bad, they can allow moisture into your home and cause much more expensive problems. Over time they can also affect your energy bills.
Increasing energy bills
If you read the above description of cracks or loose siding, then you saw that some issues can cause increased utility bills. This is the kind of expense that can sneak up on you slowly and be hard to notice. Once you’ve had your siding replaced, you’re very likely to see savings in your utilities if you compare your bills from the previous year.
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The color of siding will fade over time. It may take 20 or 30 years but eventually, it will be noticeably more faded. If your siding is old enough that it’s showing obvious signs of fading, there could be other issues as well.
Mold and mildew
Mold or mildew on the siding of a home can be unsightly and make your home appear unkempt. It may be a simple issue that could be washed off with a hose but sometimes it can indicate deeper problems. If it is appearing near the seams of the siding, you should investigate further to make sure there is no moisture leaking through to the inside.
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Warping or bubbles
If there are bubbles in your siding then it is almost a guarantee that moisture is getting under your siding. The most important thing your siding needs to do is keep the water out of your home interior, so if it has come to this point, it is definitely time for new siding.
Tired of painting
If you’re tired of painting your home’s wood siding, it’s definitely time to consider new low maintenance vinyl siding. Maybe you have old aluminum siding that has already been repainted and is shwoing wear. Switch to vinyl siding and give up painting your exterior for good.
Green T Windows offers you a great selection of vinyl siding styles and colors for your home.
Contact us online or call (630) 717-0007 to learn more about our vinyl siding selection!
Green T Windows provides new siding, doors and made in the USA replacement windows for your home. Based in Aurora, IL we also serve Naperville, Joliet, Elgin, Schaumburg, Evanston, Chicago and the entire suburban region.