While replacing your siding can be costly and time intensive, it’s a great investment into the future of your home that can improve not only the exterior look and feel, but can improve the interior of your home as well. If you’re procrastinating getting your siding replaced, the following issues might be a tell-tale sign that you need to bite the bullet and replace your siding.
Rotted or warped panels
If you notice that the panels on your vinyl siding are soft to the touch or warping out from the exterior wall, it’s a sign that the siding is rotted and damaged, and it’s time to replace your siding.
Higher than normal heating or cooling bills
While siding isn’t always to blame of higher heating or cooling bills, it can certainly be an indicator that your siding needs to be replaced. If your roof and insulation is in good condition, then it might be your siding.
If you notice a few cracked panels after a bad storm, there’s no reason to completely replace your siding. However, if the issue is more wide spread, you should get a professional contractor to come and preform an examination. When there are cracks, the paint acts as a protective coating from moisture. However, once that coating has been broken down, moisture potentially has gotten into the siding and damaged the interior structure of the home.
Interior paint or wallpaper is cracking
Are you noticing that your wallpaper or paint is cracking on the interior of your home? If this is occurring, it means that moisture is seeping in through the panels and ruining your interior drywall. This is a definite sign that your siding needs to be replaced.
If you notice black mold or fungus growing around the siding, it’s an indicator of a larger moisture problem that should be examined immediately. Mold is not only harmful to the exterior of your home, but it’s also harmful to breathe in and touch. Contact a professional who is trained in handling mold, mildew and fungus to address the issue.
If you notice any of these signs of breakdown during an inspection of your siding, contact a local contractor who can diagnose these issues. For more information about services, get in touch and call Quality Interior Finishing today at (781) 344-2433