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Spring Siding Evaluation

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Spring Cleaning is in the air! Now that the harsh winter weather is finally out of our hair, it’s time to take a nice hard look at our homes and determine whether they’re in good condition. Even though it can be a lot of work, it’s important to ensure that we keep up with our investments. One of the first items on your outdoor spring cleaning list should be to check out your home’s siding. what about them your home’s siding.

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As a homeowner, it’s sometimes difficult to decide whether your siding is in okay condition. In this post, we’ll help guide you through the process by listing the things you should be looking out for:

  1. Rotting and Warping: It’s usually pretty easy to determine if this is happening. You should take a walk around the perimeter of your home and look for siding that is warping or rotting on the exterior. If you’re unsure, you can take a tool, such as a screwdriver to the boards to see if they show any sign of softness. If you have an isolated area of rotting or warping, the siding can be replaced in that area only. However, if it is widespread, it’s time to replace the siding on the entire house.
  2. Frequent Painting: Siding should only need a new coat of paint about every 10 years. If you’ve painted in the past five years and the paint is already peeling or chipping, it is definitely time for new siding.
  3. Fungus, Mold or Mildew: Siding that shows these issues should be evaluated for signs of water seepage. You may need to not only replace the siding, but determine the cause of the water damage as well.

  4. High Bills: If you suddenly find yourself paying way more in electricity for heating and cooling, there could be a need to replace siding on your home. Also check for drafts in various parts of your house, which could also be an indicator that the siding isn’t doing its job.

  5. Resale Value: If you’re thinking of selling your home in the near future, new siding is always a great way to add value and curb appeal to your home!

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If you find that any of these issues apply to you, give us a call immediately. Our professional teams can ensure that you receive quality, efficient siding replacement.

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