The siding on your home not only impacts the curb appeal of your home, but it also helps protect against weather, weather, insects, and helps improve energy efficiency. Siding can be costly to replace, but it’s worth the investment. Here are a few signs that your siding needs replaced.
If any of the boards on your siding are cracked, warped, broken, or have insect damage, it’s time to replace. Weather can wreak havoc on any home and cause the siding to fade or crack. Over time, this can turn into water damage which can cause deeper issues within the structure of your home. If there are signs of insect damage on the siding of your house, you need to get it replaced before you end up with insect damage inside of the home.
On top of all of this, siding that is damaged will become less energy efficient and cost you more money in the long run. Any signs of physical damage should be taken very seriously. Replacing is not just for cosmetic reasons, but to protect the rest of your home as well.
Interior Wall Damage
Sometimes, you may see no signs of harm outside of your home, but the interior wall can begin to show signs of moisture and water damage. If you notice any of these signs be sure to call a contractor right away before the problem gets worse.
High Energy Bills
If you’re noticing a steady increase in your energy bills, it could be because of your siding. If siding has unseen holes or weak spots this can cause heat to escape in the winter and AC to escape in the summer. New siding can drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home, which saves you a lot of money in the long run.
Overall, if you notice anything inside or outside of your home that could be related to your siding, get it checked out. It’s better to call a contractor to discuss the possibility of replacing than it is to put the problem off until an even bigger problem arises.
Hatch Homes are your local experts in the Carolinas for all of your siding and exterior home needs. Contact us today to set up a consultation, explore pricing and material options, and improve your home.