Is it Time to Replace Your Home’s Siding?

Sep 27, 2016

If you think the siding on your home is only there to make it look pretty, you’re partly correct.

But the siding on your home also functions as a barrier for your home’s interior from outside elements. So, ensuring that it’s in good shape is pretty important to keeping your house from deteriorating from the outside in. However, replacing your siding is also one of the most costly home improvement projects you can take on.

So, if replacing your siding is more about functionality over cosmetics, take a look at these 7 signs that it might be time to replace your siding for structural and not cosmetic reasons.

Loose pieces of siding

If you’ve got pieces of loose siding, that’s an indication that either it was improperly installed or is failing along the point at which it’s attached to your home. Luckily, just because you’ve got loose siding doesn’t necessarily mean you need to have it completely replaced. Fixing loose pieces of siding can be as easy as adding a few more nails.

Peeling paint or wallpaper inside your home

If you’ve got peeling paint or wallpaper anywhere in your home, that’s a sign that moisture is entering your home. It’s likely that moisture is seeping through failing siding.

Blistering or bubbling on siding

Excessive heat and moisture causes blistering or bubbling in siding. Any kind of imperfection along the lines of your siding will allow in even more moisture over time. Unwanted moisture entering your home from the outside can also cause unseen toxic mold growth that is extremely hazardous to the health of you and your family.

Cracked pieces of siding

If you’re seeing cracks anywhere along your siding, that’s a clear sign that it’s time to replace it. Cracks in your siding are an open invitation for water to make its way into your home.

High energy costs

Defective siding can not only allow water into your home, but it will also create pockets for cold air and wind to enter your home during the winter months, leading to increased energy bills. If your energy bills are through the roof, consider adding another layer of insulation to your home during any future siding job.

Hail damage on siding

Hail storms can wreak havoc not only on your home’s roofing, but its siding, as well. Large hail stones can cause cracks or dents in the siding that weaken its ability to protect your home from outside elements.

Dry rot in wood siding

If your home has wood siding, any sign of it rotting away should be addressed immediately.  Dry rot is a fungus that spreads rapidly and can cause thousands of dollars in damages if it should make its way to the inside walls of your home.

Naperville Siding Company Carmody Construction Can Help!

If you’re spotted any of the previously mentioned issues with your home’s siding, contact Naperville siding company Carmody Construction today! We will come to your home and provide a FREE siding consultation. We’ll discuss not only the right type of material for your home, but also how to about pick the right siding color.

Carmody Construction is THE trusted siding company in Naperville and the surrounding Fox Valley area. We’ve been completing local siding jobs since our founding in 1948.  Contact us today to get started on replacing your home’s siding.