We all want to keep our homes looking like new. At times replacing the siding on the exterior is just what is needed to bring back that original curb appeal. Here is how you can tell that it’s time to replace the vinyl siding on your home.
The exterior of your house is very important when it comes to the impression and overall appearance of the home. While having exceptional curb appeal is necessary for just maintaining a clean look around the neighborhood, it proves even more essential when attempting to sell your home. The vinyl siding of your house makes up a considerable amount of the exterior, so once it starts to deteriorate, so too does the value and the appearance of the house. In order to know when it is time to replace home vinyl siding, you need to stay on the lookout for these four telltale signs.
1. Higher Heating and Cooling Bills
The vinyl siding of your home helps insulate the interior, which in turn reduces both the electric and gas utility bills of your home. Over time, as the vinyl starts to break down and split, it leaves opening in the insulation and you’ll start to see an increase in your utility bills, which might initially appear to come without any real reason. However, this most likely occurs because of splits in the siding and cracks in the vinyl. When you notice higher heating and cooling bills, chances are it is time to replace home vinyl siding around the house. SC Home – Roofing, Windows & Siding offers a variety of services, including vinyl siding replacement throughout the year, so no matter when you notice a potential issue, it is always possible to contact the professionals and inquire about the offers provided by the company.
2. Cracked and Loose Siding
While the higher utility bills may take time to notice, cracked or loose siding are visible issues that easily be detected by a visual inspection. With the cracked and lose siding (which results in the higher heating and cooling bills), you’ll notice separation between panels, some panels might appear warped, like aging paint, and others might form slight waves. No matter the exact appearance, when you identify cracked and loose siding, it is time to replace home vinyl siding.
3. Faded Siding
Over time, the color of your siding is going to fade. This is simply due to the passing of time and exterior elements. Direct sunlight, harsh winds and varying temperatures can all cause the color of your vinyl siding to change in shade. There is a set life expectancy on all siding, so when notice the color is fading drastically, it may be time to bring in new siding.
4. Bubbles in the Siding
Bubbles in the siding is a major problem because it means water is finding a way under the siding and is pooling up. When bubbles occur, it also might indicate the presence of mold and/or mildew, which can cause serious health issues for individuals living inside the home. Once you start seeing bubbles form, it is time to replace home vinyl siding.
SC Home – Roofing, Windows & Siding is a professional roofing, window and home siding replacement company that offers the very best services. When you spot any of these problems in your siding, you need to contact SC Roofing, Windows & Siding for further information and estimate. Contact a professional at SC Home – Roofing, Windows & Siding for your free vinyl siding estimate. Or feel free to call us at (501) 588-0842.