Siding is one of the layers of exterior home protection from harsh environmental elements. They play a major role in keeping you and your loved ones comfortable, safe, and healthy. To ensure that your home’s structural integrity remains safe, you need to replace damaged siding before it wreaks havoc and cause even more problems in your home.
To help you know whether it’s time to say goodbye to your existing siding or not, Double T. Inc and exterior maintenance experts list some of the telltale signs to lookout for:
When you see brittleness, crumbling, and powdery sections, these shows that rotting have begun to affect your siding. In other words, moisture has already seeped into the fibers and is reducing the strength of the wood and breaking it down in the process. Neglecting to solve this issue may lead to further decay and deterioration.
Warping occurs due to the constant temperature and climate changes you subject your siding to. You may notice these damages when part of your home’s siding no longer aligns itself with the rest. The portions are no longer flat or aligned with the rest means they have already warped, and you need to change them right away. Rotting may have begun to eat the siding’s interiors.
Noticeable cracks or holes in your siding allow moisture and bugs to have unwanted and easy access into your home. The severity, size, and depth of the damage can help you determine whether repairing will do the trick or you need to install a new siding for your Utah home.
Higher-than-previous electricity bills.
Surprised by the higher-than-previous electricity bills you received? Your siding may have something to do with it. Damages can lead to draughts, which are some of the most common causes of unwanted high energy consumption.
There are many other possible signs of siding damage, but these should make it to the top of your priority when inspecting your home.