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Do I Need New Siding?

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Siding with Elite Home Exteriors NW

Do I Need New Siding? That’s a great question! First step is to call a professional for a thorough inspection and opinion. Most companies will try to pressure you into a full home reside, new windows, new roof, and a new car if the salesmen works on commission.

At Elite Home Exteriors NW, you will get a professional inspection and opinion directly from the Owner of the company. We will give honest recommendations and explain any concerns and issues.

Questions to ask your inspector-

  • Metled Vinyl Siding problemsHow long will my current siding last?
  • Could these issues (If any) cause more problems in the future?
  • What exterior options do I have?
  • Does all my exterior need to be replaced?

Types of Commonly Failed Siding:

  • Wood
  • Vinyl
  • Aluminum
  • T1-11

There are several signs that it might be time to replace your siding. Here are some key factors to consider:

Visible Damage:

  • Cracks, holes, warping, or rotting boards: These indicate compromised siding that can’t protect your home from the elements. Water infiltration behind damaged siding can lead to structural issues and mold growth.
  • Loose or buckling siding: This can be caused by age, moisture damage, or improper installation. Loose siding provides little protection and can worsen over time.

Fading and Discoloration:

  • Faded siding: While normal for some materials like wood, excessive fading can indicate the end of an exterior material’s lifespan and reduced weather protection.
  • Discoloration: Stains, streaks, or persistent mildew growth can be signs of underlying moisture issues or degradation of the material.

Increased Energy Costs:

  • Drafty feeling in your home: Damaged or old exterior can lose its insulative properties, leading to drafts and higher energy bills to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures.

Mold Growth:

  • Mold on the exterior or inside your home: Mold thrives in damp environments. Mold growth on your exterior can indicate moisture trapped behind it, requiring investigation and potentially replacement.

Age of your exterior:

  • Wood: Typically lasts 15-20 years with proper maintenance.
  • Vinyl: Can last 20-30 years, but some lower-quality options might need replacement sooner.
  • Fiber Cement: Expected lifespan of 30-50 years or more.

Considering Other Factors:

  • Curb Appeal: Outdated or damaged siding can significantly detract from your home’s visual appeal and potentially impact its value.
  • Peace of Mind: Replacing aging or failing siding can give you peace of mind knowing your home is properly protected from the elements.

It’s always recommended to consult with a professional siding contractor for a specific assessment of your siding’s condition. They can consider factors like the type of siding material, extent of damage, and your overall goals for your home.

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