One of the more obvious reasons behind a siding replacement is that it’s already old and unable to keep your home safe and energy-efficient. But sometimes, the damage won’t always be visible, yet it can potentially result in more costly repairs to your home if left unaddressed.
To determine whether you need to have your siding replaced, our James Hardie® siding installers at S.I.S. Exterior Renovations discuss some of the common signs you need to look for:
Small Holes and Cracks
The gaps, cracks and holes on your home’s exterior are usually caused by hail and strong winds that turn small debris into projectiles. These can not only ruin your home’s visual appeal but also affect its structural integrity. Small insects and other animals can also set up shop in the affected parts of your siding and damage it even further. Depending on the amount of damage your home has sustained, it may be more cost-effective to get a full siding replacement instead.
Mold and Rot
You might not see any visible damage on your siding, but there’s still a chance that it may already be damaged from within. A professional contractor can take a good look at your exterior siding and check for any potential signs of damage that will become worse over time. For instance, if mold and mildew can be found near the seams of your siding, then it’s a sign that water may have already leaked into it.
If you leave the damage on your siding unaddressed, water can seep into the wallboards and cause them to rot over time. The moisture in between your siding and wallboards can also cause mold growth, which can become a health hazard to you and your family. To avoid this, have your siding replaced by your trusted installer.
High Energy Bills
If you don’t think that your siding is visibly damaged, then you should probably check your monthly energy bills. If you see that they’ve gone higher in the past few months, then it could be because of your siding and its insulation. Particularly, you may be having air leaks and drafts from your siding. This includes having drafts near the windows, walls, and even around electrical outlets and switches. If you’re already experiencing this, consider getting a siding replacement as soon as possible.
Whether it’s siding or doors, S.I.S. Exterior Renovations will get the job done every time! For more information, contact us now at (403) 640-1334 or you can fill out our online contact form. We serve Calgary and the neighboring areas.