When 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.
- 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.