Siding repair is a great way to prevent the need for more costly and extensive repairs in the future. It can also keep your home’s curb appeal looking great long-term as well. This review discusses the signs that indicate a need to repair your home’s siding.
When To Repair Your Home’s Siding
Your home may need siding repair if it has not been serviced in several years, the panels on your home are beginning to loosen or fall off, the paint begins to fade or peel, or if there are signs of rot or mold. High energy costs may also indicate issues with your home’s siding as well. The following is an overview of seven common signs that indicate a need for siding repair for your home.
Your Siding Has Not Been Serviced In Several Years
When cared for properly, your home siding should last for multiple decades. Of course, the type of material will dictate to a large degree how long the siding material lasts. However, to get the most out of your home’s siding long-term, it is important to service them regularly. This includes making any necessary repairs to the siding, such as replacing damaged panels, addressing chips and cracks that can leave the underlying layers exposed, etc. Exterior siding contractors generally recommend servicing your home’s siding every two or three years.
Multiple Loose Siding Panels
In addition to regular professional inspections and maintenance, it is also beneficial for homeowners to examine their home’s siding regularly as well. This can be as simple as walking around the home’s exterior once or twice per month, looking for any signs of damage or wear and tear. One common sign that homeowners notice are loose siding panels. This can expose the underlying layers of siding and increase the risk of water damage, bug infestation, and more. You may be able to replace a single board or panel yourself, but multiple loose or missing panels indicate a need for professional siding repair.
The Paint Is Beginning To Fade Or Peel
The paint on your home’s siding is one of the more obvious indicators of the condition of your home’s siding. If the paint begins to fade or peel earlier than anticipated, then it could indicate weakened siding due to mold or water damage. In addition, paint provides an extra layer of protection from weather elements. If paint begins to fade or peel, then it could increase the risk of damage to your home’s siding as water and mold can begin to infiltrate deeper into your home. While you may be able to repaint yourself, you should consider a siding repair if there are noticeable signs of the paint fading or peeling.
Warped, Rotted Or Molded Siding
Warped, rotted, or molded siding is a serious sign. When detected in the early stages, a siding professional can repair the concern without excessive damage to your home. However, if left undetected and unresolved for an extended time, warped, rotted, and molded siding is likely to worsen and allow for insects and water to infiltrate the layers underneath the visible siding and cause structural damage that is much more costly and complex to address.
Unusually High Energy Costs Each Month
A more subtle sign that could indicate a need to repair your home’s siding is an increase in energy costs. This can occur as a result of a reduced ability of your home’s siding to insulate your home, allowing air and sunlight from outside to enter in and air from the HVAC unit to escape. This often happens gradually over time, so comparing your most recent bill to six months or a year ago is the best way to determine an increase in energy costs.
Siding Is Damaged Suddenly Due To Weather Conditions
Wind, rain, and other weather elements can lead to early deterioration and damage of your siding panels. Therefore, siding repair is often necessary after a bad storm or a rainy season. Be sure to check your siding after a bad storm to see if there is a need for repair.
You Intend To Sell Your Home In The Near Future
Even if your home’s siding is in relatively good condition, it can be beneficial to order a repair to address cosmetic concerns that could affect your ability to sell your home. This is particularly useful if you intend to sell your home in the near future.
Schedule An Siding Repair Inspection With Adelphia Exteriors
If your siding shows signs of general wear and tear or damage, then call our professional team at Adelphia Exteriors today. We offer inspections and can provide a recommendation as to whether or not siding repair or siding replacement is necessary to maintain the quality and condition of your home’s siding long-term.