Our team Speaks Custom Window & Sunrooms knows that you care about your home, and we want to help you keep it in the best possible condition. When it comes to home maintenance, one important thing you will need to take care of is your siding, as it protects the rest of your structure from the elements. Although siding is designed to last for a long time, it will eventually need to be replaced. In this article, we’ll go over a few ways to tell whether it’s time to replace your siding.
- Visible Damage or Weathering- One clear sign that you need new siding is visible damage to the siding you currently have. If the boards have been damaged by termites, severe weather, or just everyday wear and tear, they can no longer do their job effectively, and should be replaced with new ones.
- Water or Moisture Damage- Another indicator that you definitely need to replace your siding is the presence of water damage. If your siding is warped, rotten, or has mold growth, then you need to get it replaced as soon as possible in order to prevent the problem from spreading or getting worse.
- Higher Electric Bill- A third, less obvious sign that you need to replace your siding can be found in your monthly electric bills–if they have been getting higher for no discernible reason, the cause may be gaps in your home’s heat envelope caused by decaying siding–in other words, your old siding is letting heat into your home, forcing the AC to work harder to cool it.