When it comes to your home’s exterior, one of the most important aspects of your property is your siding. Much like your roof, your sidings primary purpose is as a line of defense against the elements. However, it provides so much more for your home, including insulation, and functioning as the single largest focal point of your home’s exterior. Considering how important your siding is to the health of your home, it is important to keep the system in good repair! Interested in learning a bit about why you might want to consider replacing your siding this year? Keep reading below for more information!
Do I Need New Siding?
The first question homeowners should ask themselves is whether they truly need a siding replacement, or if it can be repaired. It ultimately depends on a number of factors. First, you should ask yourself how old your home’s siding is. If it’s been on your home for twenty or thirty years and is relatively weather-worn, what looks like a minor repair could have allowed a great deal of moisture into your home, necessitating more extensive work. However, if your siding is new, or hasn’t been damaged for a great deal of time, you can likely consider repairs instead of replacements. Ultimately, it is best to enlist the help of a contractor, who can advise you on one option or the other.
Are There Any Visible Signs Of Damage?
Next, you should assess the siding for signs of damage. This could reveal itself in a variety of ways, including through visibly broken siding. However, oftentimes, the damage is much less obvious. In addition to blunt damage from falling branches or other objects, homeowners should keep an eye out for signs like mold & mildew growing at the edges of the siding, as well as warping, which can indicate that water has found it’s way into the home.
Do You Have Other Goals For Your Home’s Exterior
Finally, you may consider replacing your home’s siding simply because it feels like the right time. Maybe you’re considering a move in the coming years and want to improve your home’s value. Perhaps it’s simply time to update the look of your home. Regardless of your motivation, sometimes it’s simply time to consider a replacement, and that’s as good a reason as any!
Contact Us Today
If you’re ready to replace your home’s siding this winter, our team at Doing It Right Roofing is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (724) 351-0499 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your siding installation needs!