Your siding not only provides your home with protection from the elements & insulation, it perhaps most importantly offers your home a tremendous amount of curb appeal, functioning as your home’s more prominent focal point. Considering it’s functionality in terms of both offering protection as well as beauty makes it important to keep your home’s siding well maintained. If you’ve been wondering how you can identify whether your home’s siding needs to be replaced, check out our blog to learn about a few signs you may have been overlooking!
Cracks & Gaps
First off, you’ll want to keep an eye out for any breaks in the siding. Damage can appear for a variety of reasons. Perhaps something hit your siding, like a falling branch or a baseball. Maybe the weather caused your siding to expand or contract and it caused breaks in the siding. No matter what the cause was, if you find cracks in your siding, you will need to replace it in order to limit moisture damage from occurring in the walls of your home!
Mold & Mildew
Next, you’ll want to keep an eye out for mold or mildew growth. While growth can occur on the siding panels themselves if the environment is conducive, providing enough moisture & shade, mold can also begin to grow on the walls of your home if there is any damage to your siding that allows it to permeate. If mold begins to grow inside your home, the damage can be far more expensive than just replacing your siding. While mold growth isn’t a guarantee that your siding needs to be replaced, it is a good sign that you should thoroughly examine the system to assess it for damage and determine whether a replacement is needed!
Lastly, some homeowners choose to replace their siding because it has become too high maintenance to maintain. Perhaps it’s growing a lot of mildew, or maybe the paint keeps chipping off and requiring a fresh coat of paint every few years. If your siding has become a hassle to keep up with, replacing it is often the best option to keep your home in peak condition!
Contact Us Today
If you’re ready to replace your home’s siding this spring, our team at North Shore Window & Siding is ready to help! You can reach our team by calling us at (617) 628-7204 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your siding installation needs!