Most homeowners don’t look around at their siding very often and most think that it’s a home project that can wait to replace. As a smart homeowner, it’s important to always be prepared for any problems your home might face or any repairs that need to be done. If you know what the signs are for when your home needs new siding, it will be easier to budget and plan for the update.
The first thing you can do is to take a look around your home. If you see any cracks or holes in the siding, that’s your first clue that you need new siding. When your siding has any holes or cracks then water can get into it and affect the wood underneath. Water seeping into the wood can even cause the wood to get moldly or rot which will hurt your home’s structure as well as you and your family’s health.
If your home’s siding is in really bad condition, the siding can even separate from the walls. You will see this problem with wood siding more than vinyl siding in the Albany, NY area because of the extreme weather conditions.
If you are starting to see your energy bills start to creep up and if you are paying more than you used to be then that could be a sign that you need to replace your siding. When you add new siding then you are adding an extra air seal around the outside of your home to protect against the weather. This will help keep costs down in the winter by keeping the warm air in and help in the summer by keeping the warm air out.
When you add new siding to your home, you will better protect your home, give your home more curb appeal, and make your home more energy efficient.
If you see any of these signs on the siding of your home, then it’s probably time to get new siding. If you want a free quote or more information on replacing your home’s siding, contact Bennett Contracting. You can contact us on our website or give us a call at 518-462-6731. Bennett was just named the 18th largest contractor in Albany and the only remodeling contractor that was nominated in the Albany business journal.