Your home’s siding is meant to keep you and your family safe and comfortable against rain, snow, hail and many other weather conditions. But if your siding isn’t performing the way it used to, then it may be time to consider a replacement. But when should you get new siding? Our exterior and roof replacement team at Burr Roofing, Siding, & Windows explains what you need to look for:
Warped and Rotten Siding
One of the best ways to determine whether you need a siding replacement is by inspecting your home’s exterior thoroughly. Try to look for warped siding, rotting boards or other damage to siding material. Using a screwdriver, poke under any warped siding you find and check out its inner layer. If it’s starting to rot or is already soft, then it means that your home’s siding needs to be replaced.
Cracked and Loose Siding
If you notice any cracked or loose siding while inspecting your home’s exterior, then they should be replaced as soon as possible. The damage can be caused by hail, wind or even subpar installation. However, any crack or loose siding is an opening for water to infiltrate and deteriorate the underlayment over time. Replacing only the siding that’s affected should be fine if there are only a few, but if there are almost more than you can count, get it replaced by a trusted vinyl siding installer.
Faded Siding Colors
If you think that your siding’s still good after its color has faded, then you need to know that the color is typically an indication of its expected lifespan. If the color has faded because you’ve had it for so long, then you can be sure that it’s near or already at the end of its life expectancy. That means its insulating and waterproofing properties have also run their course. Be sure to get a replacement to protect your home from external elements!
Whether you’re looking for a trusted contractor in siding or metal roofing installation, our team at Burr Roofing, Siding & Windows has got you covered! To get started, call (203) 345-1333 or by filling out our online request form.