Signs you're ready for... new siding

Monday, September 13th, 2021 by Team Arrow

Looking after your home is super important, not just for your own peace of mind, but also for the future. Whether you’re planning on living there for years to come or looking to sell up in the coming months, it’s important to keep your home maintained and your family safe.

Unpredictable weather can be tough on your property, and that includes your home’s siding. But how do you know what to look out for?

You needn’t worry, however! As we’re here to share the signs your home is ready for new siding, so you can maximize your home’s defense against the elements.

Here are the Top 9 Signs You're Ready for New Siding

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1. Cracks or warps

If cracks start to appear in your home’s siding, it could be compromising its structural integrity, allowing moisture (or creepy crawlies!) to get into your property. While these pests might be relatively quick to eliminate from your home, even a small amount of water can cause a huge amount of damage.

When these cracks or warps start to appear, it could be a sign that your siding is in need of replacing!

2. Rot or crumbled areas

In some instances, a small amount of rot can be repaired. However, if it has started to crumble, or it has started to spread across your home’s siding significantly, it may be time to replace your siding completely with a vinyl or steel replacement.

This type of rot-resistant material will help defend your home from all types of weather, even with prolonged exposure.

3. Fading

Although the sight of your siding losing its color may not seem too troubling at first, it is certainly a sign that its weatherproofing has taken a beating. While at this point it may not be totally extinct, it could show that now is a good time to consider replacing your siding before more serious issues occur.

4. Fungus, mold, or mildew

Any type of fungus, mold, or mildew is a huge red flag for your home’s siding. This could be indicating that moisture is trapped in your siding and may be seeping into the walls. Be sure to keep an eye on your siding and check for fungus, mold, and mildew frequently.

Even a small amount of moisture can cause a huge amount of damage, which is best avoided!

5. Higher energy bills

As well as protect your home from all kinds of weather, if you’re starting to notice an increase in energy bills it could be due to problems in your siding.

If your siding is looking a little weathered, higher energy bills could be reflecting poor insulation.

6. Water stains or paint bubbles

Water is a huge concern for any homeowner. If you start to notice any bubbles in your exterior siding, it could be a sign that water has found its way into your home’s structure. 

Keep an eye out for any water stains externally and on your interior walls. Carry out regular inspections of your home’s siding to ensure water cannot find its way in!

7. Loose siding

High winds and storms can easily cause damage to your home, especially if your siding is already feeling a little loose. If you suspect that your siding is in need of a little TLC, now may be the time to replace it completely to avoid any serious problems occurring.

8. Frequent painting

As homeowners, we expect to update our home’s paint every 8 to 10 years or so. However, if you find yourself needing to repaint your siding more frequently, it could be a sign that it’s time for new siding. With new materials, you can expect long-lasting color and virtually no maintenance, keeping your home safe and stress-free.

9. Paint peeling inside your home

Often, the exterior of your home can flag up concerns inside. If you start to notice that your wallpaper or paint is peeling, it could be due to your property’s siding. If moisture is finding its way inside your home, now is the time to act before it causes significant damage.

If you notice any of these signs, don’t wait, take action! 

Is your home ready for new siding?

Protecting your home from the elements is crucial for keeping your property safe from water and further damage. If you’re concerned that your current siding isn’t performing how it should, get in touch with our siding installation contractions for a free estimate in Kansas and Missouri.

At Arrow Renovation, we will help you find the best siding material for the look you want to achieve and give you an expert installation with high-quality products.

We’re proud to offer siding installation services in Leawood, Prairie Village, Lansing, Olathe, Lee’s Summit, Shawnee, Overland Park, Raymore, Kansas City, Lenexa, and the nearby areas. Simply drop us a call at 1-913-703-3000 or contact us online to get started.

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