Signs It May Be Time To Upgrade Your Siding

Signs It May Be Time To Upgrade Your Siding

A new siding installation project can be daunting for a number of reasons. While many homeowners tend to put this off for as long as possible, this is often inadvisable for several reasons. From leaving your home vulnerable to factors like infestation and fire to more vain reasons like color fading or chipping, there are several signs to upgrade your home’s shield from the elements. Here’s our list of some of the most impactful:

Wear & Tear: Even the best siding on the market is bound to show its age over the course of time. Colors fade, siding can warp or blister, and overall it can begin to look sub-par compared to how it once did. While this may not present the most immediate threat, it still warrants attention from the homeowner. Everyone wants their home to look its best, and a new siding installation can give your Carolina home the facelift it deserves to stay the envy of the neighborhood.

Structural Damage: Many factors can cause structural damage to the siding. From fires to water, bugs, and even the homeowner themselves, the damage is nothing to be ignored. While it may appear minor at first, in reality, it signals a much larger problem under the surface. Since siding acts as a shield for your home, even a small chink in the armor can cause much more significant consequences in the future.

Improper Installation: This is generally surprising to many homeowners, but less than one percent of contractors and installation crews follow the installation guidelines provided by the manufacturer of the siding material they chose. This improper installation damages the material itself and can void the manufacturer warranty and take decades off of the expected lifetime of the home’s new siding installation.

Change in Taste: People’s tastes can change over time, and since one’s home is often a reflection of those preferences, it is not a shock that it may just simply be time for a change in siding. Whether a more eclectic look is desired or a simple color change has been decided upon, new siding can breathe new life into a tired design.

Material Upgrade:   

Upgrading the siding material of your home can be an investment that will continue to pay dividends for years to come. For example, when upgrading old vinyl siding and replacing it with new James Hardie fiber cement will not only improve the look of your home but will ensure it will remain durable and vibrant for years to come. 

To learn more about how a new siding installation may be the right choice for your home, call Hatch Homes today to schedule your free initial consultation!

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