When undertaking a sizable investment in 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 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 Solutions provide you with a few practical tips to help you make the most out of your new siding installation.
Repairs Vs. Replacement
Do you need a full replacement, or can you survive with only repairs? The answer depends on several reasons. First, how old is your siding? If you’re dealing with a decades-old product, a full replacement would 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, 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 water penetration can do a number on many different parts of your siding. If you suspect moisture damage within the panels themselves, contact professional siding companies right away.
At Woodbridge Home Solutions, we are your trusted provider of high-energy-efficiency insulated vinyl siding products, replacement doors, windows, and more. Give us a call or fill out our online contact form to request and schedule a service visit today.