No matter what type of siding you have on your North Carolina or South Carolina house, it has a shelf life. All exterior cladding materials will eventually fail, meaning homeowners have to replace them. If you know your current siding has seen better days and you’re seriously considering investing in new siding in the near future, it’s important to know what red flags you should actually be on the lookout for.
As you read this guide, you’ll discover several warning signs that your residential siding should be ripped off and replaced sooner rather than later. Make sure you choose a reputable Carolina contractor for the job, no matter what region of these two states you live in. The more trustworthy your siding installation team is, the less you will have to worry about throughout the project.
It’s requiring a lot of work
One sign that your siding should be replaced in the near future is if it has suddenly begun needing much more maintenance than it ever did before. If, for example, you have found that you have to caulk holes in your wood or vinyl siding boards nearly every day, now is the time to call the Hatch Homes team for an inspection. The odds are good that your existing siding has reached the end of its lifespan.
There may even already be some form of damage. If any of your siding has come loose, for instance, you might be dealing with wood rot or mold growth caused by rainwater or snow. If water damage is caught early, it might not be too expensive to repair, but the longer it is allowed to go on, the more money it will cost to fix your Carolina home.
There are missing boards
Once siding boards start falling off of your house, it is imperative to have it replaced as soon as you can. Missing siding boards are a clear indication that your home is not in good condition. Furthermore, once there are bare areas on your exterior walls, your house will quickly begin sustaining water and wind damage.
In addition, sections of a house that are missing siding can be prime territory for pests like woodpeckers, mice, and insects to cause damage. The sooner you have a professional Carolina siding contractor assess your situation, the sooner you can get your house back in excellent condition.
The color is fading
Over time, all residential siding materials lose their original color. However, it is important to remember that most siding manufacturers intend for colorfastness to coincide with the lifespan of their exterior cladding products. If you’ve had your siding for a couple of decades and have recently noticed it starting to fade, it’s time to call Hatch Homes for a free quote.
If, however, your Carolina home’s siding is relatively new and you’ve noticed the color fading, you should contact the manufacturing company. It’s likely that the siding is still under warranty and you may be eligible for free replacement boards.
The Hatch Homes team is here to help you with any siding repairs or installation projects. We have experience with a wide range of siding products, including fiber cement cladding from the James Hardie Company. There’s no time like the present to give your house a whole new look!