Replace Your Siding: 4 Signs That Tell You It's Time

Is it time to replace your home’s siding?

Your home’s siding works really hard. It does. It withstands snowstorms, rainstorms, windstorms, ice, and direct sunlight. And as it slowly ages, it will begin to break, crack, warp, or crumble. It’s all just a part of owning a home.

So as a homeowner, how do you know if it’s time to replace your home’s siding? Here are four signs you can watch for.

1. Does your siding look warped in anyway?

Grab a screwdriver and gently poke beneath any siding that looks warped. Is the layer under the siding firm? If that layer feels or looks like it’s rotting, it’s likely that your siding needs to be replaced.

2. Do you have dry rot living in your siding?

Dry rot is not always visible to the average eye. With the back of your screwdriver, tap a few areas of your siding. If it crumbles easily, chances are you have dry rot growing. The good news about dry rot is that is spreads slowly. Fix it when it’s still a small problem!

3. Spot any mold or mildew growing on your home’s exterior?

While this isn’t a foolproof way to know if your siding needs replacing, mold or mildew is a handy clue that something isn’t quite right and should definitely lead you to further investigations. 

4. Is the color fading from your siding?

When your siding is so old that the color has faded, then it’s pretty safe to assume the effectiveness of the waterproofing has worn out as well. Time for some new siding!

The very best way to know if it’s time to replace your siding is to have a professional examine your home. When Guy takes a look at your siding, he’ll give you his best, honest advice. It’s possible you’ll need to replace their siding right away. Or maybe you can squeak another season or two out of your current siding. He’ll let you know either way. 

You can schedule your free estimate here.