The siding on your Gaithersburg home does more than just keep your home exterior attractive and help increase curb appeal. Siding is your home’s first line of defense against wind, rain, hail, and sleet (and we get our fair share of inclement weather here in the Rockville, Maryland area).
Siding that isn’t old or falling apart keeps rainwater and melting snow from leaking inside your home and helps seal your house against the winter cold and summer heat, allowing your air conditioning and heating systems to work at peak efficiency.
Why Timely Siding Replacement is Important
Although replacing your siding can be a big job and may seem daunting, it’s not a project you want to put off. Timely siding replacement in Gaithersburg and other Maryland areas is important for a number of reasons.
If your siding is failing, water is likely finding its way to the frame of your house. Moisture trapped there can lead to wood rot, mold growth, and ultimately, interior damage. Moist spots between your house and the siding can also be a breeding ground for insects. Timely siding replacement can actually save you money on repairs in the long run.
Does Your Siding Need To Be Replaced?
There are several telltale signs that your siding has reached the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced.
- Warping. Is your old siding starting to bend and pull away from the surface of the house? That means rain water and moisture could be getting behind the siding and causing damage.
- Interior damage. Do you have peeling paint or sagging wallpaper inside your home? This can be a sign that moisture is getting between the siding and the framework of the house.
- Mold and/or mildew. Have you noticed small green or black patches on your siding, particularly along the shady side of the house? Though not always a sign of failing siding, it can indicate a moisture problem.
- Soft spots. Are there places in your siding that give slightly and aren’t sturdy as they once were? Most often, that is a sign of rotting boards behind the siding.
Siding replacement doesn’t have to be stressful. An experienced contractor like Shanco Companies can create a secure and watertight exterior for your home that will last for years to come. Shanco has been helping Gaithersburg, MD area homeowners create beautiful exteriors for more than 20 years.