For most Treasure Valley homeowners, replacing the siding on their home isn’t something they generally think about unless there are major signs of visible damage. Homes that look beautiful for years and even decades usually have high-quality siding that was installed by trained professionals. However, there does come a time when siding needs to be replaced. But how do you know if your home needs new siding? At Pacific Home & Patio, we want to provide you with the following list of things to look out for that may indicate whether or not it’s time to replace your siding.
If your home has to be repainted every few years, chances are pretty good that it’s time to replace your siding. High-quality siding usually maintains its shape and color for at least 10 years. However, cracked, chipped, or peeling paint is a good sign there is a major problem that needs to be addressed.
Holes, Dents, & Dings
Over time, the siding on your home takes a real beating due to the harsh Idaho elements. Holes, dents, dings, scratches, and cracks can develop due to insects, rain, hail, and flying debris from a storm. Even the smallest holes can allow bugs and water to get behind planks causing major damage to your home where they linger.
Rotting & Warped Planks
Rotting or warped planks may not be visible unless a thorough inspection is made. That’s why it’s important to look out for any areas of warped siding, rotting planks, and other damage to determine whether or not there is any unseen water damage. If you find any areas that are soft or rotting it’s definitely time to replace your siding.
Mold, Mildew or Fungus
If you spot any signs of mold, mildew or fungus, this may be an indication that water has been penetrating your home and is being held inside the walls. Keep in mind, mold, and mildew can be very hard to remove. To avoid water-related damage, you may want to consider replacing your current siding with vinyl or cement siding. These materials are great at standing up to extreme weather while preventing any damage to your home.
Dull, faded siding is a good sign that it’s ready to be replaced. While high-quality siding should last you 10 years or longer, nothing lasts forever. In fact, most siding is made to maintain its color as long as its life expectancy. When the siding on your home is so old that its color has noticeably faded, this is a good indication that it’s no longer protecting your home.
High Utility Bills
If your heating and cooling bills are costing you more and more every year, this may be a sign that it’s time to replace your current siding. However, it’s important to rule out other factors like an aging HVAC system before assuming your siding is the issue at hand. Energy bills that are not in line with a reliable furnace or air conditioner may indicate there is something wrong with your home’s exterior.
Aside from damage and age, you may want to replace your current siding due to its aesthetics. While your current home’s siding may still be in good shape, you may not like it’s color or style any longer. If this is the care, new siding can help your home look its best while boosting curb appeal.
No matter the reason, if it’s time to tackle a home siding project, it’s important to talk with the experienced siding professionals at Pacific Home & Patio. We will take the time to assess your needs, discuss available siding materials, and guarantee quality and satisfaction. We offer only the highest quality products on the market like seamless steel siding, vinyl siding, and cement siding to ensure an optimum level of performance, results, and satisfaction for every customer. Contact us at (208) 376-0000 for a no-cost, no-obligation quote today.