As you prepare for your next home improvement project, we understand that siding replacement may not be first on your list. However, you may want to reconsider. At Novalis Roofing, we understand how critical your siding is to the health of your home, so we have put together the following to help you determine if siding replacement is necessary. If you notice any of these signs, it is time to replace your siding.
Do You Have Rotted or Molded Siding?
If you poke under warped siding and find that the material is soft or rotten, then you need to replace your siding as soon as possible. Likewise, any mold or mildew growth is cause for concern. Growth on your siding can be cleaned, but you need to inspect it to ensure that water isn’t getting into the walls.
Do You Have Cracks or Holes?
A couple of cracked or loose boards after a storm may not be a problem. However, if you have large sections that are loose or cracked, you may have extensive damage. Take note of any small holes, as they tend to be the result of insects and could be a more significant concern than a large crack. Additionally, keep an eye out for bubbling. Siding should never have any bubbling, as it indicates that there is water trapped in the siding.
Have You Noticed Loose Wallpaper?
Loose wallpaper and peeling paint on the inside of the house can point towards problems with the siding. This indicates that the siding is no longer protecting your home the way it should because it is allowing moisture to go through it and into your home. You may also notice that your heating or cooling bill becomes more expensive when your siding underperforms.
Is Your Siding Faded?
Siding has a specific lifespan and can only hold its color for so long. If your siding is heading towards the end of its lifespan, it may become severely faded. While the fading looks bad, it also means that your siding isn’t as waterproof as it used to be.
If your siding has any of the above problems, you need to have it inspected and replaced as soon as possible. Our team of professionals at Novalis can develop siding solutions for you and your family. Call 973-240-9074 or email us today to learn more!