Have you looked at your home and wondered if your siding is still protecting you home the way it once did? If you’re even having that thought or you’ve noticed your neighbors replacing theirs, you might want to see if it’s time for new siding for your home. Here are some things to look for that may indicate you need to call a siding company for an estimate.
Warped or Bubbling Areas
In order for your siding to do its job, it needs to lay flat against your home. If you have areas around your house where it seems to warp or bubble up and no longer lays flat, you may have damage behind the siding. The damage may range from water damage to pests. This is one of the biggest reasons to consider new siding.
Higher Energy Bills
Although it’s been unseasonably warm for longer periods of time, if you’re noticing very high energy bills even in “normal” months, you might have an issue. As siding gets older the seams tend to pull away from your home. This allows hot and cold air into your home more easily.
Wrapping or Knocking in the Wind
If you notice unexplained knocking or wrapping on the side of your home and you don’t see a tree limb hitting your house, you probably have loose siding. The loose siding isn’t only making noises, it’s not providing insulation from the weather or sound that it once did.
Unexplained Water Damage Inside
Have you had your roof and windows checked and can’t find a leak in either but you have brown spots on your ceiling or walls? Is your paint peeling for no explainable reason? These are signs of water damage and if it’s not your roof or windows, it’s likely your siding. Even if you don’t see visible damage from the outside, you might have damage.
Wood Siding That Needs Frequent Repainting
Although not as many homes have wood siding as vinyl, when it needs to be repainted more than every 5-7 years, it’s likely time to replace it. The same holds true if the paint bubbles shortly after you apply a new coat. Sometimes the wood rots and can’t hold fresh paint.
Affordable Replacement Windows can help you with new siding. We sell and install James Hardie fiber cement siding. It holds true to your home and lasts longer than vinyl siding and looks like real wood without the upkeep. If it’s time to call a siding company, call Affordable Replacement Windows at (817) 264-6509 or fill out our contact form.