Have you looked at your home and wondered if it’s time for new siding? Although sometimes the appearance of your home can indicate that you need new siding, like after a hail storm leaves holes in your siding, that’s not the only reason that you may need new siding. Replacement siding offers benefits over older siding but how do you know it’s time?
It Just Looks Bad
One of the main reasons people get replacement siding is because their siding just looks bad. There are many reasons your siding may no longer look great.
- Dents in aluminum siding
- Unsealed seams in vinyl or aluminum siding
- Siding that’s no longer aligned
- Rotten boards
- Cracked, bubbling or peeling paint
Depending on your current siding’s material, you may have to spend a significant amount just to bring it back to how it supposed to look, or it may not be possible. This is one of the most common reasons to talk to a replacement siding company.
Poor Energy Efficiency
If you feel the wind coming through your walls, you probably don’t have an insulative house wrap between your siding and your home. This is one big reason to consider replacement siding. Some of today’s siding comes with insulation built in and if it doesn’t, nearly all siding companies add it before installing new siding. Other than your windows, your home’s siding is the next biggest energy loss area for your home.
Unexplained Water in Your Home
If you’ve ruled out a roof leak and you know that it’s not a poorly sealed window, chances are good that your siding is allowing water in. This happens often with older siding that just can’t do the job it’s supposed to do. If you have leakage under your siding, there’s likely also damage to your home and just fixing the siding isn’t the best course of action, you want any rotten wood or wet insulation replaced too.
Siding that Moves in the Wind
If you’ve heard wrapping on the side of your home during a wind event and it’s not a tree, chances are good that your siding isn’t affixed to your home well. This leads to water intrusion as well as energy loss. If you can’t reattach the siding, you probably need to look into replacement siding.
Frank-Dale Roofing & Exteriors can help you choose the right replacement siding for your home. We will install it professionally so that you gain the energy efficiency you’re looking for as well as the increase curb appeal new siding brings. Call us today at (414) 425-5796 for your free consultation for new siding.