How do I Know if I Need New Siding? Five Things to Consider

Maintaining your sidings in optimal condition is very important because it is the barrier between the harsh outside and cozy and comfy inside. Often, sidings don’t show any external damage and are in great shape but internally their structure is being damaged by moisture, rot, and mold. So how do you know if you are in need of new siding?

Noticing the rot

Rot is very visible. However, the complete extent to which the damage has occurred is often not very clear. For example, you might notice a very small area but the spread might be across a very large area under the siding. While small affected areas can be repaired rather quickly, once the issue extends to the underneath surface, it is time for the complete replacement.

Utility bill Hike

If you are noticing a recent rising trend in your utility bills while your temperature setting remains the same, it could indicate an issue with your siding. Perhaps you are noticing a draft near your windows where there was nothing last winter. All of these indicate that you might have an issue with the siding and you should consider getting the help of an expert to make a definitive call.

Buckling, gaps, cracks, and holes

If you have endured a huge storm recently, it is entirely possible that there is some damage to your siding and you should consult an expert to learn more. In some cases, the damage can be repaired without having to replace the whole siding but if the damage is too extensive, a complete replacement might be in order.

Mold management

Does your siding appear completely fine but you have begun to notice some mildew or mold on the walls inside the home? Take a closer look at the siding that coincides with the mildew or mold. Look for any cracks, gaps, holes, or buckling siding. The mildew and mold might be an indicator that you are under an attack and it might only get worse from this stage. Mold is a serious health risk. It is a toxic substance that can cause sickness that resembles the common cold very closely. It can cause you to have watery or itchy eyes, itchy skin, sneezing, and headaches.

Looking for new siding?

At Sunrise Exterior Inc, we take care of all sorts of siding issues. Whether you are looking for siding repair or replacement, you are at the right spot and we will love to help you. Just get in touch with us today and let us know how we can help you.

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