Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Siding

At 1845RM, we know the benefits that come with installing new vinyl siding on your Longview, Texas home. The efficiency, integrity, and overall general aesthetic of your home depend on it. However, did you know that the siding you currently have affects more than just your curb appeal? Having outdated siding can affect the overall quality of your home, inside and out. 

If you are looking for a reason to upgrade your home, look no further than 1845RM!

In East Texas, we know the impact that the weather can have on our home’s exterior elements. So how can you protect your home and improve your quality of life simultaneously? 

Such as but not limited to; 

  • Improving insulation against extreme cold and heat 
  • Reduction in maintenance costs
  • Increase the property value of your home 
  • Enhancement of curb appeal 
  • Increase your energy efficiency
  • Opportunity to repair any unforeseen structural damages to your home

So what happens when you notice that your siding is beginning to show signs of disrepair? And what exactly should you be looking for?

The pros at 1845RM explain what you should look for. 

  • Cracks, warping, or rotted siding 

This is usually the best indication of your home’s siding being damaged beyond a general repair. At 1845RM, we recommend walking around the exterior of your home to inspect and perform a thorough visual inspection. We recommend poking around a little to see if anything underneath the surface of your siding points to a larger problem.  

  • Blistering or bubbling

Notice blistering or bubbling underneath the surface of your siding? This is a RED FLAG! Bubbling and blistering are strong indications that water or moisture has gotten trapped within the interior of your siding. This is a direct indication of a moisture problem, and that the siding on your home is no longer doing its job.

  • Fungus, mold, or mildew growth

No homeowner likes to hear the words, “Fungus”, “Mold”, or “Mildew” when talking in relation to the quality of their homes. However, it’s important to know that these types of growths can appear on the exterior of your siding. If you notice any of the above, it’s important to note that you could have a moisture problem. At 1845RM we highly recommend having a certified contractor take a look! 

  • Faded color 

Does your beautiful shade of blue look more grey these days? That could be a sign that your exterior sidings weatherproofing is extended on life. This doesn’t mean that your siding needs to be replaced right now, however, it could be highly beneficial to take a look at upgrading before a more serious issue can occur. 

  • Frequent ‘touch-ups’ to the exterior paint

It’s usual for a home to need a fresh coat of paint on an average of 8-10 years. However, if you find yourself painting your home before that time, once or more frequently, the problem may not be the paint. Frequent need to paint the exterior of your home due to dulling in color, chipping, or pealing, may be a strong indication that it’s time to replace your siding. If this is the case we recommend replacing your siding with long-lasting color and lower maintenance options such as high-quality vinyl siding offered here at 1845RM. 

  • Increase in your homes energy bill

Have you noticed any of the above, along with a higher than usual energy bill? If you have already checked the attic of your home for leaks, checked for drafty windows or faulty insulation, you should consider if bad siding could be the issue. Siding’s main purpose is to help your home retain heat, or cold by providing insulation from the exterior elements, all year round.  

  • Loose wallpaper or peeling paint

This is another strong indication that you may potentially have a moisture problem. If moisture is getting past your siding and into your walls, expect to find significant moisture damages to your interior walls. 

If you have noticed any of these above signs, it’s time to take action to protect the integrity of your home! 1845RM is ready to provide you with high-quality vinyl siding that is light, strong, and resistant. 1845RM provides residents in East Texas and surrounding areas with virtually maintenance-free, and risk-free siding options. Do your home (and yourself) a favor and give us a call today!