The siding of your home makes up a big part of its appearance. If the siding isn't in good condition, then the whole home will have a dilapidated feel to it. There are many reasons for having siding replaced. By recognizing some of these reasons, you might have an easier time knowing when to start looking into siding replacement for your own home. Here are some common reasons for siding replacement:
You are remodeling your home
If you're going to be remodeling your home, then a part of giving it a new, fresh, and different look will be replacing experience elements like the roof, the windows, and the siding. Choosing different materials for these areas of the home's exterior can make a big difference in giving it a different look and even a completely different style.
There is some kind of damage to the siding
Siding is always exposed to weather conditions, and it can take many blows in other ways. Not only can it be hit by hail, endure heavy rains, and have UV rays beating on it daily, but it can also be jumped on by dogs, hit by the kid's sports balls, and have bikes tossed against it. All these things and more can lead to the siding being damaged. If you notice cracking, warping, splitting, rotting, extreme fading, or other damage, it might be time for new siding.
The home is having issues with pest infestations
Problems with pest infestations can be caused by problems in the siding. The issues might not be obvious when walking past the siding, so you may have to take a closer look. Sometimes, it can take a professional to spot the issues. Wood siding can end up with termites that then end up invading the inside of the home as well. Also, holes or gaps in the siding can allow many other types of pests to enter the home, where they can then end up multiplying and causing a full-blown infestation.
There are signs of moisture problems
If moisture is getting beneath the siding, then this can cause major problems. Some ways you can tell there is an issue with moisture can include the appearance of blisters in the paint on the siding, the siding needing to be repainted more than normal, the interior paint peeling, the interior wallpaper coming loose, and/or mildew or mold on the siding.
The siding is nearing the end of its lifespan
If you know that your siding is old, and it's nearing the end of its lifespan, then you may want to be proactive and have it replaced before you start experiencing problems.
For more info, contact a company like America's Best Choice Siding and Windows (ABCNWA).