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Three Reasons to Install New Siding

by Clinton Stone

Your home's siding makes up the majority of its exterior surface. This means your home's siding plays a massive role not only in the curb appeal of your property, but also as a protective layer to seal out elements from the interior of your home. Like all exterior surfaces, constant weather exposure can wear away the integrity of your siding. There are a few different reasons why you may want to consider contacting a siding services contractor. Understanding what some of those reasons are can help you identify when it is time to do so.

Drafts and Uneven Temperatures

One of the most common reasons why you should install new siding on your home is if you notice that there are areas that suffer from drafts or otherwise uneven heating or cooling within the interior of the home. This can occur when siding has simply worn away to the point where it is no longer able to properly insulate the interior of your home. You may also want to consider investing in siding that has extra insulation or thicker layers, which will do a better job at preventing heat from either entering or exiting your home, depending on the season.

Water Damage

Another reason to start thinking about replacing your siding is if you notice that there are signs of water damage anywhere on an exterior wall of your home. This can point to hidden damage in your siding that has allowed a leak to develop. This can cause structural damage and mold growth within the interior of your home. Both of these issues are expensive and complicated to fix, not to mention the fact that mold can represent a serious health hazard. Replacing your siding can seal the interior of your home against further damage.

Updated Appearance

The last, but certainly not the least, reason to install new siding is simply because you want to update the exterior appearance of your home to boost its curb appeal. Old siding can begin to look drab and dingy, and power washing isn't always enough to clean it up and make it look modern. Newer siding can come in a variety of different colors and materials, and may be better at protecting your home from exterior moisture and temperature. Furthermore, replacing your siding to update the appearance of your home may be a good call if you are thinking about putting your house on the market anytime soon.