Siding forms part of your home’s defenses, alongside the roof. It’s part of your dwelling’s thermal envelope, which seals precious heat in your interior and keeps it from escaping outside during winter. If your siding is damaged or old, it won’t be able to do this job efficiently, causing your heating bills to rise.

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This is why it’s a good idea to discern whether your siding needs siding repair or outright replacement. If you spot the following signs, Woodbridge Home Exteriors suggests the latter.

Widespread Rotting

If your siding shows signs of extensive rotting that it crumbles in some places, replacement should be in order. Localized rot can be repaired, but if the rot, especially dry rot, has spread over a wide area, it might be best to replace it all at once instead of letting the rot spread further.

At Woodbridge Home Exteriors, we recommend vinyl siding for your replacement. Not only does it resist rot, but it resists the elements much better than any wooden product for your siding.

Cracks, Gaps, and Other Rampant Damage

Cracks and some other cosmetic damage are common in any component that shields you from the elements. That said, flaws like these, like rot, should be minor or confined to a small area. If it’s endemic to the entire siding, siding companies like ours suggest that replacing it should be your main concern. Cracks all across the entire face of a siding means that it’s already lived past its usefulness.

Higher-Than-Normal Bills and Extra Maintenance

If you spot yourself paying for more heating than normal and your roof is well-maintained, this could be because your siding is playing a role. Siding that’s not insulated well can leak heat outside, which can lead to your heating unit doing extra work just to keep your interior cozy.

In addition, doing extra maintenance on your siding more than you used to is already a sign that it’s failing. Repair and proper care can only go so far; siding has a natural life span, and once it reaches that limit, it’s best to simply replace it.

Woodbridge Home Exteriors is the area’s most trusted siding installation expert. If your siding needs replacement, don’t delay and call us. You can reach us at (800) 728-3502. We serve Levelland, Dallas, and nearby TX areas.