Like shingles on a roof, siding is your homes first defense against mother nature. Siding not only improves curb appeal but also plays a vital role in protecting your home and lowering energy consumption.
How to tell if your siding needs some TLC
Bubbling or blistering
This happens when siding is exposed to heat and moisture.
Wind, hail and flying objects can all severely damage siding. If there is damage the siding it is no longer an effective shield for your home. Dents are less worrisome then cracks, however, both require your attention. Replacing the damaged areas is highly recommended.
There are a number of reasons why your siding may come loose over time, but no matter the cause loose siding cannot protect your home properly and needs to be fixed.
Issues within the home
Really high energy bills, paint peeling, wallpaper unsticking, and even mold growth are just a few of the issues that can be related to siding problems. Have an evaluation done to determine the cause.
Although definitely not an emergency situation, extremely old or outdated siding does have an effect on a homes resale value. A simple way to add curb appeal to any home is updating siding.