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5 Signs It Is Time For Siding Replacement On Your Home

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5 Signs It Is Time For Siding Replacement On Your Home

 

If you are looking to list your home soon and are wondering if a siding replacement should be a part of the plan for improving curb appear, removing possible inspection objections, or both, then we have made a convenient list of 5 signs to look for when it comes to considering siding replacement!

 

1. Hail damage, cracks, and holes

There are plenty of reasons why siding might have holes or cracks, and of course hail damage is its own kind of damage. Luckily enough with all of the storms we have had lately, storm damage can be easily wrapped up in a possible insurance claim. Compensation for storm damage from your insurance company certainly makes a decision about siding replacement easier, call us for an assessment to see if your home would qualify!  (And read more here on siding hail damage.)

Otherwise, cracks and holes often point to possible wood rot and insect/rodent infiltration. Some types of cracks and holes and some types of siding can be repaired, however if a systemic problem is present, strongly consider a full siding replacement. 

 

2. Falling or blown off siding

One reason your siding can come off is storm damage, which was addressed above. The next most common reason siding of any kind will fall off is improper installation. Too often the siding installers used the wrong nails, or when they were nailing, they did not mark the studs to ensure that their nails went into solid wood. Another problem can be if the nails were sunk too far, too tight to vinyl siding, or too far into wood or fiber cement. Either way, the symptom is failing and falling off siding. This is definitely worth having inspected by a professional before you market your home.

 

3. Rot on or under siding

Wood or wood based siding can go bad quickly here in Kansas city due to our humidity and rain! Visible wood rot is easily found, and can be remedied to potentially save the siding. But more pernicious is when the rot is not visible, but could be wreaking havoc on your home’s walls and structure. This is definitely an issue you don’t want to be surprised by after a home inspection. Have a trained professional assess the damage beforehand!

 

4. Faded or dated style

Not uncommon is a situation where your siding has no functional problems and is performing its job of protecting your home, however the colors have faded, or the style is quite dated. New siding can make the sale of your home a more enjoyable experience for you and for those buying it! An experienced installer can greatly enhance curb appeal, efficiency and salability for your home with a home consultation!

 

5. Inefficiency

Many of our older homes have little to no insulation, or it has simply sagged to the bottom of the walls over the years. Besides new windows and doors, new siding with a solid insulation package can be the biggest factor in a more efficient home! Before the new siding is installed, there are many options to consider for insulating and improving the efficiency and comfort of your home. From blowing insulation into your walls, to adding foam insulation to the exterior, and of course, installing quality foam-backed insulation–these can all improve the efficiency and salability of your home!

 

For more on Siding Replacement, see:

6 Advantages To Choosing Virtually Seamless Siding For Your Home

Is Vinyl Siding A Good Choice For My Home?

 

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