In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the most common signs that your home’s siding might be in disrepair that requires replacement. Siding is a vital part of covering home exteriors, protecting them from the elements and many physical threats, and ensuring siding is in good shape at all times is important.
At Becker’s, our range of siding products and services is extensive, from stucco siding to vinyl siding and numerous other materials for our clients in Wilmington, DE and nearby areas. What are some of the other common signs that siding requires replacement? Here are a few to keep in mind.
In some cases, the biggest sign that siding needs to be replaced is major fading. Sun and weather exposure can take its toll on even the best siding, and if your home’s exterior is looking significantly paler than it did when it was first installed, it might be time for a replacement.
This can also be a sign that your weatherproofing is no longer working as it should and water is getting in behind the siding, causing further damage.
Rising Energy Bills
To be clear, damaged siding is far from the only issue that may lead to your energy bills rising. However, if you’ve noticed your heating or cooling bills (depending on the season) rising, and there’s no other identifiable cause — such as a change in your usage habits or an increase in the cost of electricity — it’s worth checking to see if your home’s siding is in good shape.
Constant Painting Needs
Every so often, painting the siding is a good way of keeping it in good shape, plus sealing it against the weather and any pests that might be looking for a way in. If you find yourself needing to paint your home’s siding every year or two, however this is a sign that the material isn’t doing its job properly anymore and should be replaced.
Finally, while you may not have expected this, there are some situations where your home’s interior will actually give you some major clues about its exterior. For instance, have you begun to notice loose wallpaper or peeling paint inside your home? This could be a sign that there’s moisture infiltration happening as a result of damage to the home’s siding.
At Becker’s, we understand that making decisions about home repairs can be difficult, which is why we offer free consultations to help our clients in Wilmington, DE and nearby areas make the best possible choices for their homes. If you’re seeing any of these signs and think your home’s siding might need to be replaced, contact us today and we’ll be happy to help!
For more on this, or to learn about any of our roofing, siding, chimney or other services, speak to the team at Becker’s today.