The exterior siding is your home’s first line of defense against the elements. Siding serves a variety of purposes including enhancing the curb appeal of your home, contributing to the energy efficiency of your entire dwelling, and keeping your home’s interior in ideal temperatures. Needless to say, keeping your siding in peak condition should be high on your list of priorities. This article from home improvement contractor Empire State Builders and Contractors, Inc. talks about the signs that indicate your siding needs to be replaced.
Consider a siding replacement if your siding starts showing signs of water damage, such as rotting, mold and fungus growth, warping, and swelling. Rust on steel siding is also a sign of moisture damage. Left unchecked, your damaged siding can be detrimental to the structural integrity of your home. This also leaves your residential property vulnerable to water infiltration once severe weather hits.
Signs that your siding is aging can manifest as cracks, fading and peeling. Aging is typically a result of lengthened or repeated exposure to the elements such as harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun during warm weather and the frost-and-thaw cycles during the colder months. Consult your siding installation services contractor regarding your siding options.
An Increase in Energy Bills
Even if your siding looks intact on the outside, it can still be damaged on the inside. Interior wall damage, undetected gaps or holes, and faulty insulation can translate to a significant increase in your energy bills. Consider replacing your siding if your heating and cooling costs have been skyrocketing.
Empire State Builders and Contractors, Inc. has been in the business of turning houses into homes since 1985. We specialize in a wide array of home improvement services such as residential window replacement, deck installation and siding installation among other things. Call us today at (844) 682-2990 to know more about our services. We serve Yonkers, NY, and other areas in New York.