Home siding does have a life span, and if you are paying attention, your home may be telling you that it is time for a change. Here are five signs that it may be time to replace your home siding.
1. Faded Color
Faded siding that no longer looks vibrant can make your home look old and worn. And if the color of your siding has faded beyond recognition, chances are that the quality of your siding has also diminished over time as well.
2. Damaged Slats
Siding slats that have been damaged and are cracked, rotting, warped or bent out of shape need to be replaced immediately. Not only are they no longer protecting your home properly, they could also be allowing pests or weather elements such as rain and snow to infiltrate your home.
3. Loose Slats
A few loose slats can often be replaced or repaired, but if you have whole areas where the slats are loose or barely hanging on, there may be a serious issue that requires full siding replacement.
4. High Utility Costs
Siding that has exceeded its life span can no longer help keep your home insulated properly, which may lead to high heating and cooling costs.
Your siding plays a big role in protecting your home, so it is important to make sure that your siding is up to the task. To learn more about replacing your home’s siding and when may be the right time to do it, call American Craftsmen of North Carolina.