The Importance of Siding Installation
Siding has important functions as the primary component to your home exterior. It protects your home from the elements, gives your home style and personality, and creates visual interest with color combinations by accenting the unique and beautiful features of your home.
When siding becomes old and worn out or damaged, your home can suffer costly problems like wood rot, moisture penetration and insect infestation. When you see signs that new siding is needed, it’s best to act promptly and contact a siding replacement contractor to get an estimate and decide on your new siding material. Most people only replace their siding once or twice in a lifetime, so it pays to educate yourself on siding material options so you can make the optimal choice for your long-term needs.
The most popular siding material in the industry is James Hardie fiber cement siding. It’s loaded with benefits such as beauty, durability, low maintenance, lasting color, third-party testing, and an outstanding 30-year, non-prorated transferable warranty. Engineered for Climate®, this weather resistant siding lasts up to 50 years when it’s installed correctly and maintained well.
13 Signs You Need New Siding
Siding has a great return on investment (ROI), so when it’s time for siding replacement, realize you are investing in your home’s overall resale value while boosting curb appeal.
Here are some signs to look for that indicate you need new siding:
1. Cracked siding
When your home’s siding cracks, it needs to be replaced promptly so you don’t incur more damage such as moisture retention, mold, mildew, or pest infestation.
2. Loose siding
has the 24/7 job of protecting your home from the elements. When seasons change or your home experiences extreme heat or cold, if your siding wasn’t installed properly, it may loosen. High winds can cause siding to loosen (if it wasn’t installed correctly), calling for immediate repairs to resist further damage.
3. Higher utility bills
Siding insulates your home, so if your energy bills have increased for no apparent reason, take a look at your siding—it may need replacing. James Hardie siding installation gives you energy savings throughout the year.
4. Increased need for maintenance
enjoys the high maintenance wood siding requires in order to prevent moisture and pests from invading. When your siding shows an increased need for maintenance, it may be time to call a siding contractor and have your home exterior inspected.
5. Dry rot
When water penetrates your siding, dry rot can flourish. This troublesome fungus can literally decompose your wood siding. It looks unsightly and opens your home up for more trouble like more moisture penetration or pest infestation.
6. Woodpecker damage
Woodpeckers can damage your home exterior significantly, particularly if you have wood siding. If you see their small holes, don’t overlook the importance of getting your siding repaired or replaced to prevent additional problems. Consider James Hardie siding for your new siding material choice. It resists woodpecker damage so you can rest at ease knowing you’re well protected.
7. Pest infestation
Some siding materials attract pests like carpenter ants, stink bugs and termites. If you see signs of insect infestation, it’s time to call a siding contractor as well as an exterminator to address the problem promptly. Keep in mind that James Hardie siding resists pests, so you can have peace of mind and confidence in your siding’s integrity.
8. Faded siding
If your current siding fades significantly, it can look unsightly and hinder your siding’s protective ability. If your siding is super faded, it may have finished its lifespan. Consider contacting a siding contractor to have it inspected.
9. Peeling indoor wallpaper or paint
If your home interior’s wallpaper begins to peel for no apparent reason, it may be time to get new siding installed.
10. Bubbles in your siding
Intense heat can cause blistering in your home’s siding, and call for siding repair or replacement.
11. Hail damage
Hailstorms can cause problems with your siding. Since siding is your home’s protective barrier, it’s vital that it isn’t compromised. Check your siding after hailstorms for chips, dents, and cracks. Contact a siding contractor promptly to have your siding repaired after a destructive hailstorm.
12. Ready for a facelift
Maybe you’re simply tired of the siding you have and want to give your home an up-to-date look. You can enjoy gorgeous curb appeal with James Hardie fiber cement siding. Choose from a variety of style options to get the best overall look for your home.
Select from vertical or horizontal James Hardie siding. Upgrade your home’s look with a rustic chic Farmhouse Design. Get the popular Board and Batten look and be the talk of the neighborhood. Accent your exterior’s best features with trim, for the perfect finishing touch you’ll love coming home to.
The Price of Procrastination When It Comes to Siding Replacement
When your home shows signs that it needs new siding, contact a siding installation contractor promptly to get a free estimate. If your siding displays it’s in need of replacement and you put off contacting a contractor to get the process started, it could cost you more in the future.
Compromised siding opens your home up to moisture penetration and increases the repairs that will need to be done in addition to siding installation. Choose to address problems promptly to avoid costly repairs.
For Best Results—Get a James Hardie Siding Replacement Contractor
Hardie Board siding needs to be installed by a James Hardie Preferred contractor to ensure it lasts, performs well, and its warranty is protected. At Falcon Exteriors, we’re a James Hardie Preferred contractor. We install your siding to the manufacturer’s specifications and go the extra mile to get the performance you desire in your siding for decades. Learn more about your home’s siding needs today!