While it’s felt like summer in Georgia for the last couple of weeks, June 20th marks the first official day of summer, and often, it’s tough to think about home remodeling updates when it’s hotter than Georgia asphalt. In addition to replacing your windows for energy-efficient ones and making sure your home is properly insulated, another item to consider is high heating and cooling bills due to worn out siding.
Eventually, siding does wear out and begins to leak, which explains higher heating and cooling bills, in addition to other concerns. Here are our top five signs to look out for when it comes to replacing your home’s siding:
- #1: As mentioned, heating and cooling costs are a major factor to look out for. Poorly performing siding and low-grade insulation are the culprit, and can be detected by a quality contractor during an inspection.
- #2: Cracks or Loose boards – It goes without saying that if you see cracks or loose boards, it’s probably time to replace your current siding.
- #3: Mildew and mold – Mold and mildew are can be toxic to your family. If you spot any signs of mold, your siding is most likely letting water in, which can lead to even more problems.
- #4: Warped or wavy boards – Warped boards could be a sign of water damage. Using a screwdriver, poke under any siding that has warped to discover how solid the under layer is. If the layer under a home’s siding has begun to rot or become soft, it is most surely time to replace your siding.
- #5: Peeling Paint/Constant Re-painting: Good quality home siding will only need to be painted every 8 to 10 years. Siding that is chipping or peeling is a good indicator that it’s time for a replacement. Additionally, interior paint or wallpaper that is peeling could be a sign of water seeping into the home through the exterior and through the wallboard.
If you’re concerned about the quality of your home’s siding, don’t hesitate to contact the home siding experts Quality Craftsmen to set up an appointment for a free estimate. We’ll work with you to exceed your expectations and meet your budget, every time.
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