New siding can improve your home’s curb appeal, make your home more comfortable and increase its energy-efficiency. However, it can be an expensive investment. So how do you know if now is the right time for new siding? There are a few signs that you should move forward with this valuable home improvement project.
You Can See Visible Damage
If your existing vinyl siding has cracks or holes, water can get in. Pests can infiltrate your home. Any cracks or holes pose a threat to your home’s energy-efficiency. Once enough water gets in, your insulation becomes wet. Wet insulation doesn’t work. Pests can cause extensive damage by eating the wood. If the holes are large enough for rodents, they can live (and die) in your walls. Any visible damage is a sure sign it’s time for new siding.
It Looks Bad
No matter what material your current siding is made from, it will eventually look bad. Vinyl and aluminum siding fade. Wood siding needs constant painting. Aluminum also dents which never looks good. Most siding can be pressure washed to clean mildew and mold but once the color is gone, it will never look good again.
Your Home is Drafty
Older building codes did not require insulative house wrap. When you get new siding installed your siding company will offer different house wraps that can add a layer of insulation to your home’s exterior. This will cut down on drafts. Today’s siding, even without an insulative wrap, is more energy-efficient than that made just a decade ago.
You Want an Exterior Makeover
Although this may not be the most compelling reason for new siding, it’s a completely valid one. Today’s siding comes in many more styles like Dutch lap, board and batten, scalloped, and even vertical siding. If you want a fresh new look for your home, new siding is one way you can make a big change to your home’s exterior.
Peak Roofing Contractors is also a siding, gutter & window company. We’ve been helping homeowners improve the look, comfort, and energy-efficiency of their homes with decades of experience. If you’re ready for a free quote for new siding, call us at 703-753-4585 or fill out our contact form and we’ll call you.