Whenever you’re undertaking a sizable investment on your home, it helps to understand the ins and outs of the process. This helps you avoid frustration and confusion, two of the biggest causes of stress during a home remodeling or renovation project. One example of such a project is installing a siding replacement. Despite appearances, there’s more to selecting a siding product than simply choosing colors and materials. While these two qualities certainly play important roles, they are, by no means, the only factors that must be considered.
Let our experts at Woodbridge Home Exteriors provide you with a few practical tips to help you make the most out of your new siding installation.
Repairs Vs. Replacement
Do you really need a full replacement or can you survive with only repairs? The answer depends on a number of reasons. First, how old is your siding. If you’re dealing with a decades-old product, then a full replacement would certainly make more sense than simple repairs. If your siding is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, it may already be time to consider getting a new one.
Warping and Other Visible Damage
Wood siding is prone to warping and rot. If possible, take a look underneath the warped siding board and touch it with a screwdriver or a stick. If the area feels soft, the siding has likely fallen to rot and must be replaced.
Mold and Mildew
Mold growth is not particularly harmful per se, but they are a symptom of a much larger problem: moisture. Excess amounts of water penetration can do a number on a lot of different parts of your siding. If you suspect moisture damage within the panels themselves, contact professional siding companies right away.
At Woodbridge Home Exteriors, we are your trusted provider of high energy efficiency insulated vinyl siding products, replacement doors, windows and more. Give us a call at (316) 226-8011 or fill out our online contact form to request and schedule a service visit today. We serve homeowners in Hutchinson and Topeka, as well as all surrounding areas in KS.