If you’re wondering if you need new siding, there are a few signs that indicate it’s probably a good idea. Although every home and situation is different, here are a few signs that point to it being time to call a replacement siding company.
If you feel the heat on your walls or even feel strong gusts of wind through your walls, you likely don’t have the insulation recommended in today’s building codes. Insulation isn’t just to keep cold air out; it also keeps the heat out and the cool air in your home. Your replacement siding company will either install an insulative home wrap or siding that has insulation built in to bring your home up to today’s recommended R-values.
It’s Beyond Repair
There comes a point when you just can’t repaint your wood siding anymore. Aluminum siding that’s dented or no longer well affixed to your home won’t ever look good again. The same goes for vinyl siding with holes or dents. Both fade and never look the same again. If your siding is beyond repair, you should talk to a replacement siding company about new siding for your home.
Unexplained Water Leakage
Although most water damage comes from a leaky roof or poorly sealed windows, your siding can be the culprit too. If your roofing company didn’t find a roof leak and your windows are all well caulked and properly installed, chances are good that the problem is with your siding. Siding that’s not well affixed can get water under it and then you end up with water damage behind your siding and eventually into your home.
Rising Electric Bills
If your electric bills seem to be going up with no reasonable explanation, you might want to talk to a replacement siding company. If your siding has a leak, eventually the insulation in your walls will get wet. Wet insulation does not insulate. Your rising electric bills may be the sign that you need to replace your insulation and siding.
In addition to being the area’s leading independent window company, Affordable Replacement Windows is also a replacement siding company. The product we install most is James Hardie™ fiber cement siding due to its strength, longevity and great look. If you’re considering new siding for your home, call us at (817) 264-6509 or text us by clicking on the text icon.