Siding is one of the first things visitors and passersby notice about a home. If the siding is in good condition, it adds to a home’s appearance. But issues with siding can detract from the overall look of the property.
So, how do you know when it’s time to replace your home’s siding? Discover five signs that indicate the need for new siding.
Number 1: Cracking And Peeling
Do you see any areas of cracking and/or peeling on your home’s siding? If so, you can probably guess that this damage will only get worse with time. Temperature changes, rain, snow, and hours in the sunlight all take a toll on a home’s siding.
Many homeowners notice cracked and peeling areas of siding soon after the change of seasons from winter to spring. Of course, siding damage detracts from the appearance of your home. It also gives moisture as well as pests a way into and beneath your siding. As moisture builds up, the damage becomes worse. And pests like beetles, ants, and wasps can bore into the walls of your home causing more issues.
At RGB Construction in New Jersey, we are proud to offer a wide selection of reliable, colorful siding that protects your home while giving it an extra dash of style!
Number 2: Fungus Or Mold Growth
Dark or discolored areas on siding can indicate the growth of fungus or mold. Mold may be black, green, or even red in color depending on what type it is. Fungus and mold thrive in humid, moist environments. They can feed on dirt and other debris that accumulates throughout the year on the surface of siding.
It may seem like a simple solution to clean the mold and fungus off the surface of a home’s siding. But the presence of mold and fungus can mean it is growing underneath the siding as well. If left to grow it can eventually damage drywall, ceilings, and floors.
Our team of professionals at RGB Construction can install durable siding to protect the structure of your home and give it a fresh, new appearance.
Number 3: Fading
Fading in one or more areas is another sign you need to replace your home’s siding. Not surprisingly, fading is most likely to occur on sections of siding that get a lot of sunlight throughout the day. Depending on the quality of the siding, fading may start to occur after a decade or a few years after it’s installed.
Fading is a sign that the condition of the siding is deteriorating and not providing the proper level of protection for your home.
Number 4: Bubbling, Blistering, And Holes
Over the years, bubbles and blistering can appear on the surface of a home’s siding. Holes can also develop giving you a view of the wall behind your siding! A bubble or blister is an indication water has seeped in beneath the siding. Unfortunately, when seeping water is present, mold growth is not far behind. Water damage can affect the walls of your home and even its foundation.
Holes in siding can be created by changing temperatures as well as hail and other harsh weather conditions. When a hole is present in the siding it allows water to leak into the wall and is an open invitation for pests to crawl inside and make a home. These obvious signs of siding deterioration are not only unsightly, but they can also lead to costly damage for a homeowner.
Number 5: An Increase In The Energy Bill
This sign doesn’t come in the form of visible damage. When siding has damage in the form of cracks, holes, blistering, etc. it takes away from the heating and cooling efficiency of the home. Warm air can seep out through the siding in the wintertime and cool air can leak out in the summer. When your AC or furnace is working harder than it should, it adds up to increased energy bills.
Have you noticed any of these signs on your home’s siding? If so, RGB Construction is here to help! We take pride in the expert installation of quality, durable siding. We offer knowledgeable guidance as you make decisions on the color, type, and texture of your new siding. Furthermore, we answer all of the questions you have about the process every step of the way.
Call us today at 856-264-9093 and arrange for siding replacement that gives your New Jersey area home a whole new look.