Siding does more than just add color and texture to your exterior walls. It helps protect your home from impact damage, and it enhances its insulation. Keeping it in good condition is important. If you’re seeing the following signs, contact your trusted siding contractors soon.
Siding Needs Repainting Too Often – Siding typically requires repainting every three years or so. If you find your siding requiring scraping and repainting as often as every year, the siding material may have been sanded and scraped too often for paint to still adhere. Spending money on paint and tools, or hiring professional painters, would be a waste of money. New siding is more practical, especially when you consider that many of today’s siding options, such as those offered by Mastic®, feature factory-applied colors that do not require repainting.
Siding Is Cracked, Warped or Damaged – Localized damage, such as those caused by impact from hailstones or debris, can be addressed by professional siding repair services. However, widespread conditions such as warping and cracking from exposure to temperature changes are irreversible, and will require a replacement. Certain materials such as fiber cement are extremely resilient against temperature changes, and can be the ideal replacement if temperature-based damage is a persistent problem.
Loose siding – If your siding has started to come loose due to age, have it replaced as soon as possible. Having the underside of your exterior wall exposed to the elements can cause moisture damage to the insulation layer, which could lead to even more expensive repair work.
Increased energy bills – The home energy envelope consists of the attic, exterior walls, doors and windows. With proper insulation and minimal leaks, it keeps your indoor temperatures consistent, reducing the need for your heating and cooling systems to compensate, which can help reduce your monthly energy consumption. If your energy bills show a sudden spike during cold season, your siding may be contributing to that spike. If you are getting new siding, it’s best to invest in the insulated type.
To learn more about our services, including siding installation and replacement windows, call Timberline Roofing and Contracting today at (612) 263-9700 and (507) 200-8880. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free assessment. We serve many areas in and near Minneapolis, MN, and Rochester, MN.