When Is It Time to Replace Your Home Siding?

One truth about home improvement projects – they’re not always treated equally. Some projects are treated more importantly than others and given more priority. That’s just the nature of most home projects and how homeowners deal with them.

An example of an overlooked part of the home in most projects is your home siding replacement. This is one of the best examples of a part of the home that’s easily visible but usually overlooked. There are even times when it’s neglected to the point that it gets quite worn out.

However, you can’t afford to overlook or neglect it in the long run. If it’s worn out for whatever reason, then it needs to be replaced. So when is it time to replace your home siding? The following are the signs when you need to do it:

Cracked or Rotting Siding

Among the most common signs that your home siding is already in need of replacement is when there are cracks or when it’s already rotting. When you see these signs, it means that your siding is already severely damaged and some might even be beyond repair. Take note that even the smallest crack can be a sign of something more serious. To check, make a simple visual inspection by walking around your home. But don’t just be content with what you see, touch, and poke the siding. If you discover any rotting or warping, then you need to call professionals for help.

Mold or Mildew on Your Siding

Seeing any fungus, mildew, or mold on your siding is certainly a bad sign. They are among the things that you wouldn’t want to see when you inspect your sidings. These usually appear near the seams. The reason for their growth is the presence of moisture in the siding. However, mold and mildew are also indicative of the fact that water could be penetrating the siding. 

Blisters or Bubbles on Your Siding

Blisters or bubbles on the siding is yet another sign that replacement is imminent. You can usually spot this forming from underneath your siding’s surface. What this means is that water was trapped beneath the surface of the siding. This is another form of a moisture problem, not too different from the one where mold and mildew appear. The appearance of any kind of moisture problem is an indication that your siding needs repair or replacement.

Faded Siding

A faded siding is another important sign that it’s time to move on to the replacement stage. Whether it’s slightly faded or severely faded doesn’t matter as much because you need to check the siding out carefully regardless. If it’s very slight, then it would be easy enough to fix it without resorting to a replacement, but if it’s severe then replacing it is the only course available.

Making a simple inspection of your home’s siding and seeing any of these signs means it is time to replace your home siding. Don’t wait too long because by then the damage might be too great and it could already start affecting the other parts of your home.