If you’re interested in getting new siding it’s important that you understand whether it is time or not to replace your current siding. If it looks a little faded, you could just need a little maintenance, but there are plenty of signs that you should move forward with new siding. Before you contact your local siding contractor read our signs that your siding has broken down.
Frequent Painting is Needed: If you need to paint your house every few years then that’s a sign your siding isn’t working up to its potential. Siding should hold its color for much longer and frequent painting jobs will rack up extra costs.
Growing Heating & Cools Bills: When your heating & cooling bills start to climb through the roof, it’s important to make sure that there isn’t air leaking into your house. Siding that isn’t performing and has low quality insulation can be one of the major reasons for excessive heating and cooling bills. You may need to contact a contractor to inspect your siding to clarify whether this is the issue or not.
Peeling Paint or Wallpaper Inside Your Home: When water leaks through your siding it will make its way into your walls. The moisture will often result in wallpaper or paint to start and pull away from the wall.
Cracked or loose siding: Take a walk around your home and look for any siding that is cracked or loose.
Rotting or Warping: Take a hard object, something similar to the end of a hammer or screwdriver and tap the sides of your house. If your siding is rotting then you’ll be able to hear an empty sound.
Holes: This may seem like one of the more obvious signs that something is wrong with your siding but you should never see open holes. A hole in your siding is an open invitation for bugs, animals and water to walk right into your home.
If you are still not sure whether you need new siding or not, please feel free to reach out. Capital Construction Contracting is a leading siding company in Eastern Massachusetts. We provide required repair & replacement for homeowners.
If you do have further questions we can be reached over the phone at 1-617-319-1225 or through our online contact form.