Is It Time To Replace Your Siding?


Top Signs That Your Stoughton Home Siding Is Ready For An Update

While you may not have gone around your house to check out the siding in a very long time, you should put it on your calendar for the first sunny day. It can sneak up on you and may be costing you some money. Siding does get old, crack, absorb moisture and will at some point begin to leak. So maybe you do need to take off that one board, that got hit a few too many times by the lawnmower. And yes there is that spot where the paint started to peel so unpainted wood had been exposed to this winter’s freezing temperatures. Here are some few pointers to look out for according to Stoughton siding contractors.

What Are Some Signs of Bad Siding?

Like most things in life, there are some easy to spot signs that your home siding may be nearing the end of its life. Below are some of the things that a professional Stoughton roofing and siding contractor like Reliable Roofing, Siding And Windows look for when determining if new siding is a must for any residential or commercial property.

Style Of Home

Maybe the style of your home may have changed and you need to adjust to a certain type of siding. Many modern homes look great with vinyl or fiber-cement siding. Country style homes may look best with hardboard or wood siding. Of course, newer types of siding can imitate the natural look of wood while giving the homeowner all the benefits of durability and water resistance. The main thing to consider is the pattern that the siding is installed. A traditional home should have the siding installed in a classic pattern, while homeowners who are going for a contemporary look can experiment with diagonal and non-traditional patterns.

Loose Or Cracked Siding

During some of the wind storms, it became easy for some of your siding to become loose. If it has been pulled away from your building, it’s an invitation for moisture. Winds also blow small and large tree branches which will often slam against your house. Check you siding for any cracks or scar damage that has gone through the paint. You may be able to remove a few broken or cracked pieces and replacement. When you do, check the layers underneath the siding for any further damage to this under layer. Don’t just cover it with a new siding board. It will need to be repaired at the same time. Water behind the siding will still produce wood rot even if covered with new siding.

Frequently Repainting Siding

If your home is covered by cedar wood and needs to be frequently repainted, this can be a pain and a hit to your wallet. Paint on cedar siding should last anywhere from 5-10 years. If you’re finding that it needs to be painted at a far more frequent rate than this, it may be time to replace your siding.

Reliable Stoughton Siding Contractors

If your siding is in really bad shape your repair and painting estimates could be more. Shop around and get 3 estimates to find out if you should repaint or replace your siding. To have your siding installed or replaced by a locally owned company that prioritizes your satisfaction above all else, choose Reliable Window and Siding for your siding installation project. Visit our website: for information.

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