Your siding and roof are the key exterior features that protect your home from the elements. Knowing what signs indicate a need for siding replacement can be crucial. Don’t wait until it becomes compromised and allows moisture or other issues to damage the interior of your home. Contact a professional contractor if you experience any of the following signs.
Extensive Holes and Chipping
Small holes in siding can be patched or repaired, but significant damage to the structure of your siding means it’s time for a replacement. This can happen to most siding materials, including vinyl, aluminum, and wood. Replacing the siding altogether is typically more cost-effective than patching several holes.
Frequent Cracking and Peeling Paint
How often are you painting your siding? Other than wood siding, which should be painted every 10 years, paint jobs should not be needed frequently. If your paint begins to peel and crack after a few years, it may be a sign that there is an issue with your siding and it needs to be replaced. Talk to your contractor about the type of paint used, this will help determine whether the paint or the siding is the source of the issue.
Rot, Mold, or Mildew
While dry rot may only eat away at wood siding, problems like mold and mildew can affect any and all types of siding. These issues could also be pointing to moisture issues behind your siding. Some surface mildew can be cleaned, but rot, mold, or extensive mildew issues require your siding to be removed and replaced.
Enjoy Quality Siding Services for Your Home
Don’t let compromised siding allow moisture and insects to eat away at your sheathing, framing, and other interior materials. Contact Badger Contracting today to learn how you can restore your home and enjoy long-term savings. Invest in siding replacement to enjoy years of minimal to no maintenance and a home exterior that keeps you protected. Call 410-417-6972 or email us today for more information.