How Can I Tell If I Need Siding Replacement?

Siding can last for a pretty long time, depending on the material you use. Shanco Companies installs vinyl siding and fiber cement siding – both last a very long time. In fact, fiber cement siding sometimes comes with a 50-year warranty!

However, you can’t expect your siding to last forever. So how do you know when to replace siding? Generally speaking, there are a few signs that indicate you probably need siding replacement, including:

  • Flaking or peeling finishing
  • Boards that aren’t lying flat anymore
  • Faded color
  • Staining on the boards
  • Cracked or split boards
  • Rotting, decay, mildew, and other signs of water damage
  • White streaks on the foundation below the siding (if you have vinyl siding)
  • Blistering wallpaper and peeling paint (inside your home)

Some signs that indicate you need to replace your siding are easy for the average homeowner to detect. After all, it’s safe to say a replacement is in order when your siding is cracked. On the other hand, sometimes it can be difficult to tell when to replace siding. This is when talking to professional siding companies can really help!

Keep in mind – putting off siding replacement, or getting a simpler repair when what you really need is replacement, does more harm than good and can actually end up costing you more money in the long-run.

Siding Replacement

New, energy efficient siding can not only help lower your energy bills but can also:

  • Increase the value of your home
  • Provide better protection against severe weather
  • Provide better protection against insect and water damage (rotting, mold growth, etc.)

It doesn’t matter whether you get vinyl siding, fiber cement siding, cedar siding, or another kind – some will last longer than others, but any type of new siding will make your home look better and improve its energy efficiency.

If you need siding contractors in Maryland, Washington, DC, or Northern Virginia, Shanco can help!

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