The siding on your home is what can give it personality. The colour and the materials help you to project your personality through your home. But how can you tell when it’s time to replace it? Read on to find out.
Watch for rot. While vinyl siding itself doesn’t get dry rot, the wood behind it does. If water gets under the siding, it provides a space for fungus to develop, which causes dry rot in the wood, which can spread to the siding. Rotten siding can be pulled apart easily and is easy to spot.
Moisture inside your home can also be a sign that it’s time to replace your siding. If you’re noticing interior paint peeling, it can be a sign of moisture behind your siding. If you see this, check the siding for signs of mold. Replacing the siding may be able to prevent further damage.
Check the condition of the siding. Whether it’s from bad weather, small animals, or keeping your BBQ grill too close to the house, you may notice cracks, holes, warps, or buckling. These are all indications of needing to replace the siding.