Replacing your home’s siding is a lot like replacing a roof because it’s something most Treasure Valley homeowners don’t want to deal with. However, it’s important to consider having it done before any existing problems lead to further structural damage and truly expensive repairs down the road. That’s why Pacific Home & Patio would like to provide you with the following risks of not replacing your siding.
If your home’s siding is damaged or missing, water can penetrate the inside of your home causing structural damage and dangerous health issues like mold. To prevent water damage from happening, take the time to look for any rotting, warped, cracked, loose, or faded siding. If you spot any bubbling, this can be a sign that water is trapped beneath your siding. When this happens, your siding is no longer protecting your home, and you may want to have it replaced.
Peeling Paint (or) Loose Wallpaper
Many homeowners don’t know that peeling paint or loose wallpaper inside their homes can be a sign of damaged siding. Water that may have seeped beneath siding can penetrate the wallboards and damage your home’s interior. Additionally, if your home’s siding requires frequent painting, then this can be a sign it needs to be replaced.
High Energy Bills
If your heating and cooling bills start to rise dramatically, this could be a sign that you need to replace your home’s siding. Damaged, faulty or low-grade siding are all leading causes of high energy bills. That’s why a visual inspection of your siding is important, especially where it meets the roof to see if there are any leaks. You should also have your roof professionally inspected for any signs of damage as it can also be a cause of rising energy bills.
Mold (or) Mildew
Any signs of mold or mildew on a home’s siding can be an indication of water damage. Once it reaches the inside of your walls, major structural damage can result. Even worse, mold or mildew can pose extreme health hazards, causing respiratory conditions that include coughing, wheezing, running nose, and other allergic reactions.
Lost Curb Appeal
Old, damaged siding can affect the curb appeal of your home. When this happens, it can hurt your home’s overall value should you decide to sell it in the future. Even more, how you feel about your home can be affected by its dilapidated appearance.
By not replacing old, damaged siding when you need it, you run the risk of making expensive repairs to your home if further damage occurs. While replacing your home’s siding may seem like a big chunk of change, it will actually save you money by dealing with the problem early.
Pacific Home & Patio
Contact Pacific Home & Patios for a free quote and consultation. We are the top-rated Boise contractor serving all Treasure Valley locations. With more than 50 years of experience, we have achieved a 5-star rating on Google from past customers served. As a premier siding company, we offer the industry’s best siding products for unrivaled durability and low maintenance homes. Fill out our online form or give us a call at (208) 376-0000 today.