10 Signs It's Time To Replace Your Siding
Looking back at 2020, there is one thing that we can all collectively agree on: there is no place like home. For many months of quarantine, the walls of our home gave us comfort in a time of uncertainty, and the windows were a sign of hope for a better tomorrow. Many of us called, or may still call, home their office. But what’s not to like about waking up ten minutes before your first video meeting of the day and wearing PJ bottoms that no one can see?
Without all of the normal events occurring in 2020, we had a lot of extra time around home. Many discovered a new hobby, while others were grateful for the amount of time they were able to spend with their children. Or, if you are like the rest of the U.S., you found yourself at Lowe’s or Home Depot practically every week! There was finally time to get around to painting rooms that needed to be freshened up, or maybe there was a leaky pipe under the kitchen sink?
Whatever the renovation was, I’m sure that we can all agree that our homes are better off than they were before the pandemic! However, we are willing to bet that there was one section of your home that wasn’t renovated: your siding! But hey, we can’t blame you for not attempting this daunting task! There are so many things to consider. For example, what kind of siding you want, the color of the siding, how you are going to remove the old siding, the list goes on and on! But here is one question that we should all ask ourselves: is it time to replace the siding on my home? Copeland Roofing is here to help! Below, you will find 10 signs that it is time to complete this renovation!
Mold: Do you spot mold or mildew on your siding? It’s normal for your home to get dirty over time, but be mindful that the presence of fungus could mean that water is seeping into your home’s siding.
Discoloration: Is your home not as bright and colorful as it used to appear? Are there sections of your siding that are clearly discolored? Your siding has most likely lost a few valuable layers of protection that help weatherproof your home due to the forces of nature.
Rotting: This sign will be more apparent than the first two, because rot is easier to spot. Rotting of siding can occur from too much moisture being held by the siding due to the siding no longer wicking water off its surface. The rot can continue into the walls of your home, which could eventually lead to structural integrity issues in the future.
Frequent painting required: The average siding should be painted every 10 years. If you find that you have to paint every 3 to 6 years, this could be a sign that the siding is no longer as effective as new siding could be for your home.
Loose or cracked panels: If it’s been a while since you have had your siding replaced, it is likely that there will be cracked siding. However, if you live in a region where it is more likely to experience severe weather, you may want to evaluate the state of your siding each year routinely to ensure your home is in a safe condition.
Holes: Finding small or large holes in your siding? This could lead to the walls on the inside of your home filling with moisture, leading to costly repairs in the future.
Higher energy bill: Is your heating/cooling bill strangely higher than usual? This could be due to a lack of proper insulation from your aged siding!
Constant cleaning: If you are constantly needing to clean your siding, similar to having to paint, your siding likely needs to be replaced. After all, your time is valuable, so replacing your current siding with new, durable siding is a win-win!
Resale value: With the housing market booming right now, it might be in your best interest to start home repairs now to increase curb appeal! Copeland Roofing and Siding provides high-quality siding that will shine for years to come, so when you decide to sell your home, it’ll be ready to wow!
Insect damage: There is one bug that no homeowner ever wants around: termites! Those little guys will chew through the siding of your home fast, and create major structural issues if left around long enough. However, with new siding, termites are less likely to penetrate your home because they are attracted to old, rotting wood.
If you have witnessed any of these signs with your home’s siding, don’t stress! We suggest that you consider contacting us for a quote on how Copeland Roofing and Siding can refresh your home!
Want to know more about us and our process of a siding replacement? Copeland Roofing and Siding has been Dayton’s trusted team since 1965 and we have always put the customer’s needs first.
With our siding, we guarantee:
High functionality against extreme weather conditions
Choice of colors
The exact brand of siding that we use on our customer’s homes is Mastic Vinyl Siding. Mastic is known for creating high-quality siding that can withstand all of the challenges that the environment has to offer. With over 20 colors to choose from, we are sure to have the perfect shade for your home! The best part about Mastic? There is no paint or stain involved! Mastic is confident in the quality of their siding lasting for many years to come.
So don’t fret about trying to replace the siding on your home. Let the professionals at Copeland Roofing and Siding take care of it for you! We can offer you a free estimate on your home’s siding, no strings attached! Our phone number is (937)426-2956, and you can also find us on Facebook! We can’t wait to help you achieve your house goals!