Being a homeowner means paying attention to the things your home may be trying to tell you. Keeping up with regular maintenance and doing various improvements are your best defense against your home losing value and becoming less energy-efficient. Planning ahead for larger expenditures such as roofing and siding is an important part of making sure your home doesn’t fall into disrepair.
One of the things to keep an eye on is your home’s siding. All types of siding have a specific lifespan, although some have more longevity than others. It isn’t just about appearance, although you may desire new siding if you simply do not like the appearance of what is currently in place. It is mostly about how the siding protects your home from damage. Years of moisture can cause irreparable harm to your home, so replacing the siding when it needs it is far more than an aesthetic improvement.
There are a few things that you should watch for that indicate your siding may be ready for replacement. If you have vinyl siding, it will eventually break down and you will notice waves, warping and weathering. Today’s vinyl siding is far more durable than what was first developed, and although you may be unhappy with how long it lasted before, don’t hesitate to replace it with the newer products, as you won’t be disappointed.
Other types of siding require constant attention, namely painting it every few years. They can also become damaged by rot, mold, insects and even rodents. Also take the time to notice if there are any strange odors coming from your siding because water damage could be behind the siding and thus not visible. If there is damage and you are fed up with painting, vinyl siding is a great option for you.
If you have questions about siding, give us a call at Midian Roofing. We have over 20 years of experience in the roofing and siding industry, and we have two locations to serve you in Rome, Georgia and Fort Mill, South Carolina. Call us today for a written estimate and be sure to ask about our product and labor warranty. We also perform siding maintenance and repairs. Don’t let bad siding lead to more damage. Call us today!