Depending on the brand, quality, and make of your siding, it should last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. It’s possible that the material itself will last longer than 20 years, but after this enough time colors tend to fade and the siding begins losing its insulating properties. Plus, if you don’t actively maintain your siding, you can start to see lichen, mold and mildew grow on your siding. And no one wants that.
Signs You Should Replace Your Siding
1. Rising HVAC Bills
This might be difficult to spot with Tennessee’s humid temperatures, but if your heating or cooling bills start to climb, it might be time to replace your siding. We recommend a full inspection to make sure nothing’s wrong with your roof first. If it’s not your roof, we’ll look at your siding. Usually, if the siding was installed improperly or has sustained damage then it needs replacing.
2. Peeling Paint or Wallpaper
Believe it or not, you can start to see signs inside your home before you notice them outside. If you notice bubbled or peeling paint or wallpaper inside your home, it’s a sign that somethings wrong on the other side.
3. Faded Siding
We’ve mentioned it, but discolored siding that looks like it needs repainting is one of the most common reasons that people choose to replace their home’s exterior. And not only will your house look better with a new set of siding, but it will also significantly add to the value of your home.
This is one of the easiest signs to spot. You can even inspect your siding yourself. Look for bumps, notches, rot, bubbles, and bends. If you see anything like this, it’s time for new siding.
5. Dry Rot
This one is more subtle. We’re happy to perform the inspection for you, but if you’d like to see for yourself, take a screwdriver or a mallet and tap on the siding around your home. If dry powder falls out from under your siding, then it’s not in good shape.
6. Mold and Mildew
Thankfully, most forms of growth or build-up can be cleaned away, but you should have a thorough inspection to make sure there’s no internal water damage going on behind your siding.
Any other types of punctures, cracks or breaks in your siding is a sure sign it’s time for maintenance.
Roofing and Siding Replacement Services for Middle Tennessee
If you need roof repairs and siding replacement in Rutherford County contact Whitaker Roofing Co. You can schedule an inspection with us through email by filling out a contact form. And if you need a faster response, you can text Boone directly to set up your appointment.
We look forward to helping you keep your home in excellent condition as we provide the reliable service we’ve become known for in throughout Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.