Your home is your castle. It’s the place you want to be most at the end of a long day and a welcoming sight when you’ve been away for too long, which is exactly why keeping your home in good condition is so important. But when the sight of your siding shows the years, it’s no longer protecting your home the way it’s meant to and it may be time to invest in siding replacement services.
At The Construction Group in Minnesota, we help homeowners keep their homes in great shape through the years including a complete range of siding solutions. Check out these common signs that your siding needs to be replaced and then give us a call to schedule your siding replacement services today.
Does Your Siding Need To Be Replaced?
Updating your siding is one of the best ways to invest in your Minnesota home. First of all, it’s a great way to increase your home’s value. Not only does a siding update add to your home’s curb appeal, but it also pays off in terms of energy savings, reducing your monthly bill and your energy footprint. And when you’re paying less for your energy costs, you’re also enjoying a more comfortable home.
Look for these signs that your siding could use an update:
1. The siding color is fading.
Over time, painted siding can fade with years of exposure to solar radiation and the elements. If your siding has lost some of its vibrance, consider replacing it with high-performance vinyl siding that won’t fade or chip as time passes. Vinyl siding is available in a wide range of colors and designs and is the most popular siding choice in the region.
2. Your siding shows visible signs of rot.
If any of your siding shows signs of rot or crumbling, assume there is more significant damage lurking underneath the surface. At The Construction Group, we can install weather-resistant siding material that won’t rot or decay when exposed to the elements.
3. There are missing or cracked panels.
Strong winds and hail can wreak havoc on even the most durable siding. If your siding is missing panels or has visible cracks or points of impact from strong storms, your home is vulnerable to leaks and cumulative damage.
4. There is mold inside your home or walls.
Mold, mildew, and fungus growing on your siding pose a threat to the inside of your home as well. All of these biocontaminants can infiltrate your home anyplace moisture gets in. Once mold infiltrates your home, it creates a potential threat to your family’s health from breathing problems to serious neurotoxin injuries. It can even lead to structural damage.
5. Critters are snacking on your siding.
Wood siding is particularly susceptible to damage from wood-burrowing and wood-eating insects, certain types of birds such as woodpeckers, and many types of nesting animals. Once this type of damage gets started, it can easily worsen and spread. It also makes your siding and home more vulnerable to water damage and other structural problems.
6. The paint is beginning to peel.
Exposure to years of solar radiation, wind, and rain can cause paint to peel. And once your siding paint begins to peel, so does the protective layer it provides. Installing metal or vinyl siding lets homeowners forget about repainting their siding every few years, since these siding solutions retain their color and durability without needing paint. And unlike paint, vinyl and metal siding won’t fade as the years go by.
7. You’re paying too much for your monthly energy bills.
Extreme temperatures during the winter and summer months can hit your household energy budget hard. Most homeowners expect to pay a little more when the temperatures climb or drop, but if your bills are beyond what you would normally expect, it’s time to think about how your home’s siding, windows, doors, roof, and insulation could help you save money. Let our general contractors assess your home’s thermal envelope and make recommendations to help you cut back on energy costs.
8. You can see warping on your vinyl or wood siding.
Wood siding can become warped even split. This occurs as moisture penetrates the siding through minor damage, causing the siding to bloat or warp. Vinyl siding can become warped, but for different reasons. Some types of siding are particularly vulnerable to solar reflections from glass windows near the siding, which causes the siding to become warped. For the look of real wood with the durability and performance of steel siding, consider updating with fiber cement or LP Smartside siding.
Contact a Trusted Minnesota Siding Contractor Today
Is it time for a siding update? Call The Construction Group in Woodbury today to discuss which siding option is right for your home. Contact a siding contractor at 651-731-5857 or connect with us online to schedule siding replacement services for your Minnesota home.