Importance Of Siding For A Home

vinyl-sidingWhen people look to upgrade their home, they often look towards interior additions and improvements. One of the more important aspects of a home that people forget though is their siding. But what is the importance of siding? What does it do? And when is the time to install new siding?

Importance Of Siding

The primary importance of siding is to protect the overall health of your home. The natural elements including rain, snow and wind take a beating on your home so having high quality siding is crucial. Additionally, new siding that adds a brand new look and feel to your home as a whole. There are a wide range of other options, but the truth is that your siding should look nice on the outside and it should be doing its job protecting everyone on the inside.

When is it time for new siding?

Some people may not know when they are in dire need of new siding so we are going to dig into some of the main reasons.

Home Frequently Needs Painting

If your home needs to be frequently painted that often means that your current siding is chipping, pealing or cracking. Good home siding should keep its color for 8-10 years.

Spiking Heating & Cooling Bills

Poor performing siding can immediately result in your home seeing increased heating and cooling bills.  Have your siding inspected if you’ve noticed such a spike in either your heating or cooling.

Rotting or Warping

Take a walk around your home and made a quick visual inspection of your home. Look specifically for any rotting that has occurring or any warping. One trick to see if any rotting is happening is by poking under any siding that has warped. If that siding has gotten soft then it’s an immediate side that replacement is necessarily.

Additional Points  

  • Cracked or lose siding
  • Extremely faded siding
  • Fungus, mold or mildew growth
  • Holes In Siding
  • Dry Rot

For more information on new siding installations or if your home is in need of an inspection please feel free to reach out. US Siding & Construction can be reached over the phone at 617-467-5005 or through our online contact form. 

21 Comments on “Importance Of Siding For A Home”

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  2. My house is in need of some serious renovation and I wanted to see if my house was showing signs of needing new siding. I like that you mention how poor siding can immediately result in a home having increased heating and cooling bills. My husband keeps mentioning to me how the bills have gone up but I never realized this could be the reason. I will talk to him and see how to find someone to come inspect it and maybe even replace it. Thanks for the great tips.

    1. Thank you for your comment. I’m glad our tips are able to help homeowners like you. If you are in Massachusetts, please contact us. We’ll be happy to help.

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      Ashland, MA
      (617) 467-5005

  3. I appreciate your comment about how when you have higher cooling or heating bills than usual, it’s possibly time to look into a new siding. I didn’t know that siding could help any chipped paint in your house. My in-laws are looking into siding contractors because of some wear and tear on their walls in their older home.

  4. Thanks for this very comprehensive guide! I’ve been wanting to know what benefits are we getting from installing sidings on our homes. Now I know that it’s for the weather. Is there an alternative to wood sidings? Thanks!

  5. I have noticed that some of the siding on my house has warped a little and I have been concerned. That is good to know that if the siding has gotten soft on the backside that I should replace it! I would like to get a new look for my siding anyway! Thank you for the information!

  6. I do agree, that when it comes to siding it’s more important for it to be able to do its job properly more than just being aesthetically pleasing as you’ve mentioned. Personally, I believe that siding would be necessary to protect one’s home from mother nature’s wrath. That’s why I am thinking of having it installed in our newest home to ensure that it’ll be durable and long-lasting. Thanks!

    1. We love helping homeowners like you give value to their Homes. Like you said, it is not just about the looks as it is about durability and peace of mind! Thank you Jeremy for your comment!

  7. We’re currently having our house remodeled and I wanted to know what would be the better option to be implemented as siding for our home. I would agree, though, that it’s about time that we replace the current ones we have as they have taken a good hit after a storm passed our town last month which affected the efficiency of the heating and cooling systems in our house. I’ll be sure to search for a reputable contractor near us and ask what options are available for us to be applied.

    1. Dear Dan, We would happily help you choose the right siding for your home according to your climate and location. If you are in the area please get in touch. Otherwise, please find a reputable contractor in your area that is overall credentialed and has great reviews. We wish you luck and thank you for your comment. Happy our post could help!

  8. What I liked the most was when you said that aside from the fresh look a brand new siding gives the home, it was also crucial in terms of protecting the overall health of the house. I guess that’s the reason why my mom was so serious about getting the siding replaced. She mentioned that it needs to be removed and have a new one installed before the peak of the winter season, and now I think I know the reason behind it. Thanks. I’ll get in touch with a professional right away.

  9. My fiance and I have been looking into getting siding installation for our new home. We are looking at all the different reasons that this will benefit our house overall to make sure that we choosing the right option. We will be sure to keep in mind the importance of checking for rotting or warping after they are installed.

  10. I didn’t know that the primary importance of siding to protect the health of our home. My mom wants to sell our house, so, she decided to remodel the exterior of our house to increase its value. My dad suggested installing new sidings and shared this article with her.

  11. That is interesting that home siding can keep its color for 8 to 10 years. I have ended up painting my home for the past four summers, and I’m getting tired of the constant care. Getting new siding that lasts would be a huge convenience to me, so thanks for the tip!

    1. So sorry to hear that. That is the benefit of installing siding. It comes in many different styles and colors and you can definitely find a product that meets your budget. We wish you all the luck!

  12. We’ve been wanting to get some good siding for our home, and we could really use some information. I’m glad you talked about how if your siding is peeling, cracking, or chipping, you need to get some new panels installed. I’m going to have to look for some good siding options and see what we can find!

  13. Thanks for helping me learn more about the siding of a home. I actually didn’t know that it’s good to get new siding when your energy bills are going up because it’s not performing well. If this is the case, I wonder if you should also look at the exterior of the home and see if you can find the source of the problem so you can discuss it with the contractors.

  14. My dad thinks that our exterior looks old and worn out, so, we need new sidings. It was explained here that siding protects the overall health of the house. Moreover, it’s advisable to hire professional roofers when planning to have new home sidings.

  15. Thank you for the advice about when I should get new siding. My siding has become a little bent. Now after reading this article, I realize it is rotting and warping. I will need to look more into getting new siding.

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