When your house starts to look a bit shabby, your first thought is that you need to repaint. However, the issue could be your siding, so a new coat of paint won’t actually solve your problem. Your siding is essential to protecting your home throughout the year, so you don’t want to put off replacing it. Instead, get in touch with a great siding company like Pro Exteriors. We use the highest quality vinyl siding in multiple styles that will completely transform your home.
Look out for these signs that it’s time to call your local siding company for repairs or replacement.
Cracks, Warping, and Decay
Although vinyl siding lasts longer than wood, it doesn’t last forever. Damage to your siding can happen because of time and age or because it was struck by something. Vinyl siding is pretty resilient, but it can crack if something hits it hard enough. For example, high winds can cause tree branches to fall and hit your siding. Even if there is only a small crack in your siding, water can get in behind it which causes warping and rot in the wood it covers. If you find cracks or gaps in your siding, you should replace at least that section.
Fading and Frequent Repainting
Vinyl siding has weatherproofing on its outer surface. Over time, the weatherproofing wears down due to sun, rain, wind, and age. If the color of your vinyl siding has faded considerably, this indicates that the weatherproofing is wearing out. Severe fading doesn’t mean that your siding isn’t doing anything, but it is an indicator that you should replace it soon. If you paint your siding, there is a different way to tell that you need to replace it. Typically, you should need to repaint your house every 7 to 10 years. If you need to do it more frequently—every 3 to 5 years, for example—that tells you it’s time to replace your siding.
Increased Energy Bills
Increased energy usage could be due to a lot of things from roof leaks to old windows. But those problems are pretty easy to rule out. If your windows are fine and your roof doesn’t leak, it could be that your siding isn’t insulating your house very well anymore. If it’s been 15 years or so since you got new siding, it could be time to replace it.
Looking for a reliable siding company in Connecticut? Look no further than Pro Exteriors! Contact us at (203) 909-8075 to find out more about our services.