Summer is here, and you’re spending more time outdoors enjoying your yard. As you stroll through your garden you may notice your siding is looking far worse for wear than it did last summer. But deciding when it is time to replace your siding, vs giving it a good scrub and mentally noting a replacement for down the line, can be tricky. Lucky for you, we have listed some tell-tale signs that your exterior siding needs to be replaced.
Visible Holes and Cracks
This is the most noticeable sign that you need to get your siding upgraded. When there are several large cracks and holes in the vinyl, stucco, or other exterior material, the wood underneath becomes exposed to the rain and snow. And we all know, any infiltration of water into your home needs to be addressed immediately.
Mold and Mildew
If you begin to see mold and mildew on your exterior siding, you may just think that a power wash will get the job done. However, even though the power wash might wipe all of the mold away, the fact that mold and mildew started to appear means that your wood is deteriorating. Water is entering the wall causing unwanted growth. Although the sight of mold and mildew may not lead one to believe that siding should be replaced immediately, one should definitely be cautious and contact a specialist to investigate the matter and gauge how serious the situation is.
Increase in Utility Bills
An unexpected increase in your utility bills with the same amount of usage typically means that your exterior siding needs to be replaced. This sign sometimes goes unnoticed, because there is no visible evidence on the exterior of the house. The spike in utility rates could be due to the damaged exterior insulation, allowing outside air to come directly into the home. This will cause your home’s HVAC to work harder than it usually does, resulting in a higher bill.
Bubbling in the Siding
If you see that there is bubbling in your siding, more than likely your siding needs to be replaced. The sign of bubbles is a very good indication that water is trapped inside. This is a big problem because the number one objective of siding is to keep water out. Once the bubbling begins to form and water builds up, you should immediately call for assistance to avoid high expenses in the future.
You do not want to wait until it is too late to get your siding replaced. It is our job, as experts, to provide you with the best service, so that you can enjoy those cool summer nights with friends and family with no worries.
Contact Glick’s Exteriors today to get your free quote and start the process of making your home look beautiful and stand up to Mother Nature.
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