Your siding is a vital component of your home’s exterior. It covers the largest part of your exterior walls, which means that aside from making your home look even more beautiful, it also provides an extra layer of protection against the elements. As crucial to the look and feel of your home is it is, however, siding is can be one of the most often neglected parts in most homes. Most homeowners don’t even think about replacing their aging siding until a major issue is uncovered.
But when a major issue is evident, that’s a good sign that your siding has been doing you a disservice for quite some time. Your siding offers a protective shell from the rain, sun, ice, and other elements and if there’s a leak, it will surely cause a lot of problems to your home’s interior. Worse, it may already be too late to prevent costly damage to your property by the time you find the leak.
Here are some sure signs that your siding needs to be replaced:
1. Rising Heating and Cooling Bills
As earlier mentioned, siding offers an extra layer of protection against the heat and cold outside your home. If your siding is damaged, then your home insulation is also compromised, which can result higher heating and cooling bills.
2. Rundown Appearance
These signs are more clearly recognizable than high energy bills. Cracks, dents, and warping in your siding are all signs that it needs to be replaced. Your siding is the crucial outer layer of protection against the elements for your home, and any crack or leak can lead to costly interior damage.
3. Failing paint
If the paint is already starting to peel, bubble, or crumble, you can be sure that it’s a siding problem. That’s because the siding paint is designed to last at least eight to ten years. A siding that is already chipping, peeling, or cracking is a clear indication that your siding is already way past its lifespan and that the siding needs replacement immediately.
If you see any of these signs, call Hi-Tech Windows & Siding and we’ll take care of your siding replacement for you. We offer quality siding products from top manufacturers to ensure that your new siding will look great and last long against different climate conditions. Hi-Tech is your leading source for the precise installation of durable, energy efficient insulated vinyl siding in Massachusetts. Call us toll free at (800) 851-0900 to find out more or for a siding estimate.