How to Tell if Your Siding is in Need of a Replacement

Posted by on Jun 10, 2020 in Renovation | 0 comments

Despite being a huge element in your home, your siding is easy to overlook. Most homeowners do not give their siding much thought until problems arise. These problems can be easily remedied, if caught right away. Make sure to give your siding its much-deserved inspection so it can continue to serve you for years to come.

To help you spot problems before they turn for the worst, we have made a list of tell-tale signs you should watch out for. It is important to call a contractor right away if any of these signs are prevalent in your home.

  1. Loose and cracking siding

If your siding is cracking, peeling or loose in an isolated area, chances are you need to repair it. These are symptoms of a deteriorating siding and require immediate action.

If you spot cracking and peeling on a larger surface area, an extensive repair might be in order. Best to contact a professional who can diagnose the problem more accurately.

  1. Holes

If you see holes in your siding, chances are, insects have made their way to the interiors. These critters can cause trouble and contribute to your siding’s demise.

Experts say that holes are symptoms of a major problem and require immediate attention. These holes may not bother you now but can lead to a major problem in the very near future.

  1. Your home’s paint fade often

If your home’s exterior paint tend to fade of easily, it is most likely your siding is nearing the end of its life. Your home’s paint should remain vibrant (despite exposure to harsh elements) for 8 to 10 years, if you notice fading, peeling or cracking before then, its time to give your siding a good hard look.

  1. Water stains

Water stains are an indication of a leak within the siding’s fundamental structure. Water can only do your siding harm, as it can weaken its overall strength and cause mould to strive.

Water stains require your immediate attention before they get worse. Allowing for such symptoms to prevail can affect your home’s indoor air quality and cause your utility bill to shoot up due to poor insulation.

  1. Rotting

It is almost too easy to spot a rotting siding. One can automatically assume a replacement is in order if rotting has taken the best of your home’s siding. Ignoring this symptom can cost you more compared to an extensive repair – take that into consideration the next time you choose to shrug off a rotting siding.

Like we stated repeatedly, ignoring these symptoms can lead to more extensive and expensive repairs in the near future. Make sure to take these signs very seriously the next time you give your siding a good hard look.

The best way to remedy a deteriorating siding is by calling an expert who can provide you with a more accurate diagnosis and remedy. If you suspect your siding is in dire need of a replacement, give us at George Kent a call. We have been providing quality home improvement solutions in Peterborough, Markham, Uxbridge, Oshawa, Ajax, Whitby, Brooklin and beyond! Give Kevin a call at 289.404.4481