How to Tell When It’s Time to Install New Siding

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When To Replace Your Home’s Siding

Hardie Plank in Winston Salem, NC

It can be tough to tell when your home’s siding needs to be replaced. However, there are usually a set of telltale signs that the time has come. From cracking to warping, discoloration, and more, it is not just the aesthetics of the siding that matter. While these factors may be unsightly, they are often a symptom of a larger problem that could be disastrous for your home.

Weak or damaged siding can leave your home vulnerable to several threats. Infestation, fire, water, and further exposure can cause significant issues in your home’s internals and be costly to repair. So, to help our homeowners know what to look out for, here are some of the most prevalent signs that it is time to say goodbye to your old siding.

Warping

Regardless of whether you choose to install fiber cement or vinyl siding, there is always the possibility that it will warp over time and exposure to the elements. While this can be unsightly and annoying, it may leave small openings vulnerable to infestation and damage from further exposure to the elements.

While these cracks and crevices may be difficult to spot early on, they can get worse over time, leading to more vulnerability and a chance for damage. To ensure this will not be the case, it is best to consider replacing your siding as soon as you notice it warping.

Chips and Cracks

Even the most durable fiber cement siding can chip and crack, not only leaving an ugly blemish on your home’s facade but leaving gaps in your home’s protection. Whether it occurred during a landscaping mishap, weather event, or just a simple accident, it is best to get these issues fixed as soon as possible. This is because it can lead to further degradation of siding surrounding the problem areas and even cause problems in the house’s structure.

Discoloration

While discoloration is not an immediate problem in and of itself, it can be a telltale sign that your home’s siding has become outdated. Whether it be from the sun or other sources of fading, this indicator of age can be a good early warning system before any further issues occur.

Regardless of the reason your home’s siding needs to be replaced, Hatch Homes has you covered. With leading manufacturers like James Hardie and Alside, we are your one-stop shop for every home and budget in the exterior replacement industry! Call or fill out our online contact form today to schedule a free consultation to learn more!

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