Modern siding products have an effective life span of 15 years or more, depending on the material.However, if your home is showing some bothersome signs such as energy efficiency losses, cold spots and worn-out siding boards, you may need to look into getting a replacement soon.
Aging is the number one reason homeowners schedule a siding replacement. If you know when your siding was installed, then you would know if it’s already getting close to the end of its service life. If not, then our remodeling specialists at Expert Contracting recommends keeping an eye out for these troubling signs.
Walk around your home and take a good look at your exteriors. Large scale and highly visible damage are all clues that point toward siding and roof replacement. This could include peeling paints, sagging boards, cracked joints and corners, and loose siding. If you spot any of these symptoms, call your local exterior services company immediately.
Increasing Energy Bills
Your siding serves as an insulator between your interiors and the world outside. If it fails, you’ll definitely notice a gradual rise in your monthly heating and cooling expenses. While this can be caused by a number of other factors, it could be a good sign that you need to have your siding boards inspected and repaired.
Growth and Spread of Mold and Mildew
Mold and fungus colonies thrive in humid areas. Their presence could be an indication that your home’s thermal envelope has failed and moisture is beginning to seep inside your roof and walls. While mold and mildew do not necessarily affect the structure of your home, they can pose a risk to you and your family’s health. Contact a siding and roof repair professionals as soon as you see mold growing on your walls and across your siding boards.
Don’t let poor siding affect the quality of your home. At Expert Contracting, we are your leading provider of exterior renovation services including siding and roofing repairs, installation and maintenance. Give us a call at (716) 572-7303 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Williamsville, and nearby areas in NY.