Now that the weather is warming up, you’re likely spending more time outside, soaking up the sun. In the process, you might be paying more attention to your home’s exterior. If it’s showing signs of wear and tear, it’s important not to put off dealing with it. One of the questions we often hear from local homeowners is “Why do I need my siding replaced?”
In this blog post, we go into more detail about the risks of delaying your siding replacement and how to know when damage is beyond repair. If you have additional siding questions or you want to talk to one of our expert team members, please don’t hesitate to call us at 317-884-3140 or contact us online.
Why Do I Need My Siding Replaced?
It’s normal to assume that there’s no rush when it comes to replacing your siding. But the truth is that you run the risk of serious home damage when you put off your siding replacement for too long.
Here are some of the consequences of procrastination on your siding replacement project.
Higher Energy Bills
When your siding starts to fail, it becomes harder to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. This puts extra strain on your heating and cooling system, leading to higher energy bills. By replacing your old, faulty siding, you can improve your home’s energy efficiency, helping to lower your monthly electricity costs.
Whether your siding is damaged in a storm or as a result of age, missing pieces or gaps in your exterior are a dangerous vulnerability. The next time it rains, water can make its way into the holes in your siding, which can lead to damage to your interior walls or even your home’s framing.
Fungus, Mold, or Mildew Growth
Speaking of moisture, when water makes its way into your siding, it can lead to the growth of fungus, mold, or mildew. If you notice any of that growing on your siding, it’s a good indication that water is penetrating your siding and potentially causing structural damage to your walls.
Loose Wallpaper or Peeling Paint Inside Your Home
You’ve taken time and effort to create a beautiful interior, but when your siding is damaged, the interior of your home is also at risk. When moisture penetrates your siding, it can cause your interior paint to start peeling or your wallpaper to come loose.
Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Siding
Now that you know the risks of putting off your siding replacement, it’s a good idea to give your exterior a quick visual inspection. If you notice any of the following signs, don’t hesitate to contact the UHQ Construction team to talk about your replacement options.
- Your siding is cracked, warped, or rotting
- Your siding is severely faded
- You need to repaint your siding every 3-5 years
- Your siding is blistered or starting to bubble
At the first sign of damage, our team would be happy to come out to inspect your home and recommend whether we can repair your siding or if a full replacement is more appropriate.
Material Options for Your Siding Replacement
Mastic Vinyl Siding
This is a popular siding material with local homeowners because it’s a cost-effective option that comes in a variety of different colors. It’s also easy to install so you can transform your home’s exterior quickly.
James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding
Another popular siding replacement option is James Hardie siding. Recognized as one of the most durable materials on the market, fiber cement siding can withstand all of our Indianapolis weather extremes. Take some time to explore the different types of James Hardie siding as you plan your project.
Schedule Your Siding Replacement Project
After reading this post, we hope you better understand how to answer the question, “Why do I need my siding replaced?” As you can see, it’s not worth the risk of putting off your siding replacement. When you notice signs of damage, work with a professional like UHQ Construction to replace your siding and bring your exterior back to its former glory.
When you’re ready to transform your home’s exterior and prevent future damage, we’ll be here for you. Call us at 317-884-3140 or contact us online to request a free estimate for your siding replacement project.