As a home owner, it’s important to be vigilant about the condition of your property. After all, your home is one of your biggest investments! Part of properly maintaining your home is ensuring that the exterior looks just as good as the interior. One common type of siding used on homes is vinyl siding. While vinyl siding is durable and low-maintenance, it’s not indestructible. Over time, vinyl siding can become damaged and will eventually need to be replaced.
Here are 8 warning signs that your vinyl siding needs to be replaced:
Vinyl siding is a popular choice for homeowners because it is relatively low maintenance and can last for many years. However, like all materials, vinyl siding will eventually need to be replaced. Be sure to keep these warning signs on your check list when doing your vinyl siding inspections and maintenance. It’s important to keep your home’s vinyl siding in good condition.
1. Your Vinyl Siding Has Cracks or Holes
If you start to notice cracks or holes in your vinyl siding, that’s a surefire sign that it needs to be replaced. These cracks and holes can let water and air into your home, which can lead to further damage down the road.
2. Vinyl Siding Starts Warping or Buckling
If you notice that your vinyl siding is warping or buckling, that means it’s no longer able to protect your home from the elements like it should.
3. The Color Begins To Fade
Vinyl siding is designed to stand up against UV rays, but over time it will start to fade. If you notice that the color of your vinyl siding has faded significantly, it’s time for new siding.
4. Mold or Mildew Growing On Your Vinyl Siding
Mold and mildew can grow on vinyl siding if it’s not properly taken care of. If you see mold or mildew on your siding, give us a call and we’ll inspect it for you.
5. Insect Infestation Inside Your Vinyl Siding
Another reason why you might need new vinyl siding is an insect infestation. If insects have made their way into your vinyl siding, they can cause damage that will require replacement siding.
6. Vinyl Siding Has Loose Panels
If you’ve noticed that some of the panels on your vinyl siding are starting to come loose, that means the adhesive isn’t working like it should anymore. This is usually a sign that it’s time for new siding.
7. The Caulk Around Your Vinyl Siding Is Crumbling
The caulk around your windows and doors helps seal out water and air. If you notice that the caulk is cracked or crumbling, this means water and air can get into your home, which can lead to further damage down the road.
8. Your Vinyl Siding Has Peeling Paint
If you have painted trim around your windows and doors, pay close attention to the paint job. If you notice that the paint is peeling or bubbling, this means water has gotten behind the trim and has caused damage to the trim and/or the wall behind it. In this case, you’ll likely need new trim and/or new siding.
Is It Time For Your Vinyl Siding To Be Replaced?
If you’ve noticed any of the above warning signs, it’s likely time for your vinyl siding to be replaced. Vinyl siding is a big investment, so it’s important to take proper care of it. If you have any questions about vinyl siding or need help with replacement, give us a call today! We’re here to help in any way that we can.
As a home owner, it’s important to be vigilant about the condition of both the interior and exterior of your property—including your vinyl siding! While vinyl siding is durable and low-maintenance, over time it can become damaged and will eventually need to be replaced.
It’s important to keep your home’s vinyl siding in the best possible condition to withstand harsh elements and weather, so be sure to keep up with your vinyl siding with regular siding inspections. If you noticed any of the warning signs we listed above, give us a call so we can inspect your siding for you. Don’t wait until it’s too late—the sooner you replace damaged or worn out vinyl, the better!
Wood Siding February 24, 2017