Any homeowner knows that your home talks to you. From the creak of your pipes to the drips of a faucet, homes may not speak in words but they do make it known when something needs to be fixed. This can be especially true of the outside of your Virginia home. But do you know the signs that your home’s siding needs to be replaced? If not, let’s take a look at some signs you should be looking for when inspecting the outside of your home.
Cracked, Warped, or Rotted Siding
While it may seem obvious, cracks and warping outside of your home could go unnoticed. Fine cracks can be just as detrimental as having pieces of your siding missing. If you find cracks, warping, or rot, it is important you investigate. Look under the siding to make sure the material is still solid. If the side of your home is soft or rotting, get an estimate and replacement right away.
While bubbles are run to play with, you should not see bubbles trapped under the surface of your siding. These bubbles are likely filled with water trapped against your home. Moisture can also lead to mold or fungi growth. If you find mold, mildew, or other fungus growing on or under the siding, this means water is penetrating your home’s siding. Make sure to inspect any growth you find and to call your siding contractor as soon as possible for an estimate. The final sign of moisture you may find is actually inside your home. If you find paint blistering or peeling on the interior walls of your home, this could be a sign of faulty siding. Siding should be keeping moisture away from your home and if it has been allowed to penetrate the siding, it is time for a replacement.
Heating and Cooling
Siding is used to insulate your home. So if you experience high heating or cooling bill, it can be a sign of bad siding. If your roof and attic insulation is fine and newly replaced, the likely culprit is your siding.
Most experts agree that a good siding paint job should last from eight to 10 years. But if you find your siding is looking drab and your paint is chipping, another paint job is in order. If you also find yourself painting your home every three to give years, it is definitely time to stop wasting money and to replace your siding. Fading can be a sign that the waterproofing element in your siding is failing, leaving your home unprotected from moisture.
If you notice any of these signs, it is important to call a siding contractor like Absolute Home Solutions for a siding replacement as soon as possible. Remember that the best defensive is to have a good offense in your Virginia home. Don’t wait until it is too late to call Absolute Home Solutions!
Absolute Home Solutions: The Siding Contractor
If you are ready to install new siding on your Virginia home or just want more information, contact Absolute Home Solutions at 240-328-9872 for a free consultation. You can also connect with Absolute Home Solutions on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Twitter. We proudly serve Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Potomac, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Ellicott City, Howard County, Montgomery County, Northern Virginia Sterling, Ashburn, Herndon, Great Falls, Potomac Falls, McLean, Falls Church, Alexandria, and Washington D.C.