You may not have it at the top of your mind to check your house’s siding. Especially if there is a side of your house that you don’t look at very often, damage could remain unseen for a long time. Your homes siding is important for curb appeal, energy efficiency, and integrity of your home. You may notice a few unsightly spots and not think much of it, but it is important to know what level of damage requires intervention. Continue reading for 6 signs your house needs new siding.
1. Bubbling or blistering siding
Blisters or bubbling underneath the surface of your siding is a sign that water has gotten trapped inside the siding, meaning you have a moisture problem. One of the main uses of siding is to keep water out, so any moisture issue shows that your siding has lost its integrity.
2. Warped, cracked, or rotting siding
These are some of the most obvious signs that there is something wrong with your siding. Even a small crack can show a massive problem could be waiting behind the siding. If you spot any cracked, warped, and rotting siding, it’s time to call a professional.
3. Mold or mildew growth on your siding
If any fungus, mold, or mildew that appears on the siding, especially near the seams, it is a massive problem. These growths thrive where there is moisture, meaning there must be a moisture problem in your siding for fungus, mold, and mildew to grow. It is not an emergency, but a sign that it is time to call a professional to take a better look at what is going on behind your siding.
4. Faded siding
Once your siding has lost its color, it's a sign the waterproofing layer is damaged. This shows that your siding and home are at risk of moisture building behind your siding. If you notice severely faded siding, it’s time to call a professional to look at your options of upgrading and replacing your siding.
5. Increased energy bills
If you have been having more expensive energy bills than normal, your siding could be the culprit. One of the main characteristics of siding is to provide insulation for your home to retain heat and cold. A higher energy bill shows that your siding’s ability to insulate is diminishing. A cause of this could be old or damaged siding. Either way, call a professional to take a look.
6. Peeling paint on the inside of your home
You may be thinking “how does siding on the outside of my home affect the inside walls?”. Peeling paint and wallpaper is another sign of poor insulation and lack of protection from moisture. Moisture is slowly making its way inside of your home and can cause significant damage if it’s not taken care of.
If you notice any of these signs on your siding or in your home, it’s time to contact a professional to get any issues taken care of.
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