Siding is very important to the exterior of your home for a number of reasons. The siding helps to give your home a certain appearance. It also helps to protect your home and to offer more insulation which helps to keep the inside cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter with less work from the system and less cost to you. While siding can last for years, there will come a time when you want to have it replaced. Below, you can learn more about some of the signs that can tell you that your siding is in need of replacement, as well as other times when you might want to have it replaced.
Your heating and cooling bills go up
If you have noticed that your heating and cooling bills have gone up, but the HVAC system isn't having issues, then you want to consider whether your siding may be at least part of the issue. If the siding is older, then you might want to have it replaced. When you do, you will be able to take advantage of both the nice look of the newer siding on your home and the fact that the insulation will help you to bring your heating and cooling expenses down again. Plus, keep in mind that your HVAC can also stop working so hard to achieve the desired temperature, so you might also be able to avoid some repair bills as well.
You see warping or rippling
If you see areas where your siding appears to be warped or looks like it is rippled, then it is time for you to start thinking about the next kind of siding you want and working toward having it replaced. This warping appearance that you see is damage that has happened due to exposure to the elements, such as the exposure to sun and heat, as well as to moisture. When you are able to see this damage, it means the siding will only get worse. Water and other things can also get under the siding and this can lead to water damage and mold growth.
You have mold
If you start to see growth on the siding, it may be mildew, which will be easier to get rid of. However, if it is mold, then you need to take this seriously because mold is damaging and can be hazardous to your health. When you have mold on the siding, then there is the chance it is also underneath it. The siding needs to be removed if the problem is serious enough. Also, any areas affected under the siding will need to be repaired. New siding will need to be put on the home, and you will want to take precautions to prevent more mold from occurring in that same spot, which can include repairing or installing rain gutters.
Contact a local siding replacement service to learn more about your options.