Signs You Should Replace Your Home’s Siding
Your home’s siding plays a huge role in both the aesthetic appeal of your home, as well its longevity—but just like any exterior renovation, it won’t last forever. There are several signs that indicate your home is in need of new siding. Contact a professional exterior contracting company, such as Budget Exteriors, as soon as you recognize one of these signs.
Increased Heating and Cooling Bills
Worn-down and damaged siding can result in a decrease in your home’s energy efficiency. Your HVAC system will need to work harder to compensate for the resulting air leaks, and this leads to higher monthly energy bills. To save each month on these costly bills, consider contacting Budget Exteriors to have your siding professionally replaced.
Rotting and Warped Siding
If you notice your home’s siding beginning to rot and wear away, you should schedule a replacement service as soon as possible. Rotting siding is often a sign of water damage, which can ruin your home’s foundation and cause larger issues down the road.
Cracked or Broken Siding
While one or two cracks may not be cause for concern if repaired quickly, if you notice your home’s siding begin to break and develop cracks throughout the entire surface, you should consider having it replaced. When large pieces of your siding become obsolete, your home is at risk of suffering from water damage.
Peeling Interior Paint and Wallpaper
When the paint or wallpaper on the interior of your home starts to peel and wear away for no apparent reason, there could be an issue with the siding. When water gets through your home’s exterior, it can result in damage to the relatively unprotected interior walls.
It’s important to note, though, that peeling paint and wallpaper can have numerous causes—from poorly-managed home humidity courtesy of a lackluster HVAC to roofing leaks. It’s best to have a comprehensive exterior contractor inspect your home if you notice it “melting” on the inside so that the issue can be accurately pinpointed.
Not only is fungus and mold unsightly, but it also poses health risks to anyone living near or around the growth. These aren’t simply passing annoyances, either. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, when exposed to mold, “people with asthma or who are allergic to mold may have severe reactions. Immune-compromised people and people with chronic lung disease may get infections in their lungs from mold.”
If you notice your home’s siding is growing fungus, mold, mildew, or other harmful particles, contact Budget Exteriors. We can replace your old siding with new material to protect your home and family from potential harm and further damage.
Why Vinyl Is the Best Siding Material for Your Replacement Project
Of course, just because you know you need siding replacement doesn't mean that you know what to replace it with—so let Budget Exteriors just settle that for you. Hands down, vinyl siding is one of the most durable, versatile, gorgeous siding types out there, and chances are it will be perfect for your home. We’ve actually written an entire blog on why this siding material is so amazing, so check it out for the full scoop.
In terms of durability, though, vinyl is as tough as nails. According to RenoCompare, a home renovation resource for homeowners, vinyl siding can last more than two decades. Plus, the color is “baked through” each siding plank, for instance, so it won’t show any wear-and-tear, unlike other siding types. Because it’s been such a smash-hit on the scene, too, innovation is constantly creating stronger vinyl siding—and what you’ll get from Budget Exteriors will be cutting edge.
Vinyl siding is also no slouch in the looks department. It can be made to look like a variety of other siding types and can be imprinted with all sorts of textures. While other siding types might constrain you cosmetically, you can practically create any look you want when you choose vinyl.
Budget Exteriors: For All Your Siding Replacement Needs
When you notice a sign indicating your siding has seen better days, contact Budget Exteriors. Our team of qualified contractors can replace your siding with beautiful, long-lasting material that’s more than capable of protecting your home.
To learn more about your opportunities with us, reach our Bloomington office today at 952-887-1613.