When properly installed and maintained, siding is an excellent protective layer and aesthetically appealing exterior option for your house. If you notice any of the following issues happening with your siding, it’s best to get it dealt with immediately before the issue further deteriorates.
Siding is Peeling, Cracking or Loose
Not only does peeling and cracked siding take away from the aesthetics of your home’s exterior, but it can be a sign that your siding is in need of replacement. If large portions of your siding are damaged, chances are food that both water and air leaks are gaining access to your home.
If peeling or warping has continued to regress and you notice bubbles forming under your sidings surface, this is a sign that your siding needs to be replaced altogether.
Siding is Rotting or Warping
If your siding is rotting or warping, this is a sign that moisture is getting past this protective barrier. This can cause dry rot to occur as well, where the under surface of your siding begins to rot away but the outside can still look completely normal. If left untreated, the situation will continue to deteriorate until the damage is no longer external. Siding that is severally rotted or warped can even cause interior damage to your paint and drywall.
Holes are Developing in Siding
Holes in your siding are bad news. These holds are likely caused by insects. This means insects are gaining access to the underside of your home’s siding and likely cause further damage, but also creating pathways for rain and moisture to further damage your home.
Holes caused by insects is just another way to cause the rotting and warping issues of sideboards, discussed above.