How to Tell If Your House Needs New Siding

Home exterior siding, if properly maintained, can last for decades. Nevertheless, even siding that has been taken care of for years eventually needs replacing. Sure you can perform repairs yourself, but when should you call it quits and re-side the entire house? Here are a few tell-tale signs that your home needs new siding.

Holes, Gashes, & Cracks – Depending on the size of the damage, you can repair your home’s siding yourself. Special exterior caulking, foil tape, and extra pieces of siding can be used to fix any unwanted spaces in the side of your home. However, if there are an endless amount of holes and cracks in your home’s siding, you may be better off re-siding the entire house.

Rising Costs – Each winter you’ve noticed that your heating bills have been slowly increasing, but you keep a constant temperature setting. This may be caused by poor home insulation. A poorly insulated home can experience drafts and a loss of heat, which will cause your heating system to overwork. Adding new insulation and siding can shave some numbers off of your monthly bills.

Relocation – You’ve decided it’s time to move on from your current residence. In order to help boost the resale value of your home, consider replacing the siding. This will instantly make your home look more attractive, not only in looks, but in the housing market. Potential buyers will be happy to know that they won’t have to think about replacing the siding for decades. While it may make the overall price increase, they’ll also save in monthly energy bills.

Set It & Forget It – Whether it needs just a quick wash or if it needs to be refinished, all siding materials need to be maintained. If you find that you don’t have the time or energy to keep up with siding maintenance, there are low-maintenance options like vinyl. After proper installation of vinyl siding, a quick rinsing of your house will suffice.

Of any siding material available, vinyl siding offers the most benefits. It is inexpensive, low-maintenance, and energy efficient. Luckily for you, the professionals at Preferred Exterior are experts at the installation of vinyl siding. To learn more about this home exterior siding material, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (516) 354-7252.

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