Make the right home improvement at the right time. One of the best features of vinyl siding is its longevity. Year after year it looks great and functions perfectly while requiring minimal maintenance. But nothing lasts forever, and at some point, you will need to seek out new siding. If you don’t, your home could look shabby, bleed out valuable HVAC, and promote mold, mildew, and insect infestations.
When is New Siding Necessary?
Watch out for these signs that indicate new siding is necessary:
- Rot: Siding that shows clear signs of rot or deterioration is putting the material underneath at risk. Your siding is specifically designed to protect the inner layers of your home from the elements. When sections of the siding have rotted away the wind, rain, sun, and snow can quickly degrade more essential and expensive elements of your home.
- Gaps: If there is space between the individual slats in your siding it gives your home a ramshackle appearance. The gaps also allow moisture and insects to penetrate to the area underneath the siding. If not addressed, this seemingly simple problem can have major consequences.
- Increased Maintenance: Over time siding will require additional maintenance and repairs. If the burden of pursuing this upkeep has become inconvenient or unmanageable, it is time to consider upgrading to new siding that provides higher performance.
- Rising Costs: The amount you pay for gas and electricity is directly linked to your home’s insulation. If your costs have been rising without explanation or you notice new drafts, it suggests that your siding is not insulating your home as well as it used to.
- Warping: Siding that is bulging or bowed is both expensive/inconvenient to fix and possibly an indicator of more serious problems lurking underneath. And when one plank begins to warp, it means that others are likely vulnerable as well.
- Interior Mold: It is notoriously difficult to pinpoint the source/cause of mold in the home. But if you spot an outbreak on an interior wall, the first place to check is on the corresponding siding outside. Even if there is no damage or defect observable, the area is likely permitting moisture that is exacerbating the problem.
- Moving Day: If you are planning to move, old and worn out siding will make it hard to sell your home. But with new siding in place, you boost your home’s curb appeal and add value for the next homeowner.
New Siding is Easy and Affordable with Penny Window
Having to replace your siding can seem like an unwelcome investment that you’re forced to make in your home, but be aware of the benefits. New siding looks better, insulates better, performs better, and requires less maintenance. Overall, your home is vastly more valuable than it was even when your old siding was brand new. When you’re ready to make the upgrade, explore your options by getting a free estimate from Penny Window.
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