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These are seven helpful tips for siding replacement in your home

Mar 15

These are seven helpful tips for siding replacement in your home

Spring is right around the corner and now is the best time to check the health of your house and decide if you need to replace it. You should inspect your siding for damage or potential problems that could cause costly repairs.

Don't know what to look for in siding replacement? These 7 tips will help you choose the right siding.


1. Cracked Siding

Cracks in your exterior siding can be a sign it's time for it to be replaced. Your cedar siding and wood siding can also suffer from damage by woodpeckers. They can make large holes in your siding. It provides additional protection for your home by keeping siding in good condition. Siding can also help reduce the potential damage caused by inclement conditions.


2. No Metal Flashing

An inspection of trim, doors, and windows will tell you if they are well sealed. Use of caulk or metal flashing should be used to seal corners and edges. If you find this not to be the case, your siding may need to be repaired or replaced. Caulking used to seal trim, doors, and windows can still cause concern. Caulking is not as long-lasting or durable as metal flashing.


3. Caulking that fails

Inspect your siding carefully for cracks or damage. There may be no or very little caulking in some cases. Damage can result from water seepage into windows and doors that have been caulked.


4. Siding that has been improperly installed

Every homeowner must ensure their home's exterior siding has been properly installed. There may be missing fasteners and joint flashing depending on the type of siding installed. It's important to adhere to all manufacturer's specifications when installing siding. If the siding is not installed correctly, it can result in serious warranty issues that could affect the exterior of your home.


5. Mold risk

Other issues that can result from rotten, damaged, or warped siding include mold development. You can protect your family and your home from mold by keeping your siding in good condition.


6. Peeling Paint

We are looking for clues but another clue is peeling paint. Do you notice that your home needs to be painted more often than normal? This is an indication that your home's siding has begun to show signs of deterioration. It may not be providing adequate protection against the elements. If this happens, it can lead to more expensive and larger problems.


7. Rising Energy Costs

Your siding might need to be replaced very soon. This is the final sign. This is because you don’t usually notice an increase in energy costs. They tend to rise gradually over time. Take any month, for example, January, and do a comparison of energy prices today with the same period three years ago, three years ago, and finally five years ago. Assuming that the cost for energy stays relatively stable over the same period, adjust for any significant fluctuations in cost and you will be able to determine if your home has higher energy costs. Failing siding could be the cause. You can save hundreds every year by replacing your siding.


It doesn't matter what season it is, regular inspections of your home's siding are a smart idea. You can also have peace of mind knowing that your investment, family, and home are safe with proper siding maintenance.


Remodeling Homes St. Paul, a professional Siding Contractor, is located in St. Paul. We're happy to help you with any professional siding needs, including a free evaluation of the condition of your existing siding.


Don't delay! Give us today a call!


Remodeling Homes St, Paul

St. Paul, Mn

(651) 272 2640