4 Reasons You Might Need New Vinyl Siding

New Vinyl Siding

As you examine your home exterior, these signs may indicate that you need new vinyl siding.

There’s a reason why vinyl is the most popular material used in home siding in America. It’s inexpensive, versatile, and can weather just about any climate fairly well. However, vinyl siding is not indestructible, and eventually, you’ll need to replace it. Some problems can be fixed with simple repairs, but others may mean that you’ll need to get new vinyl siding for your home. As you examine your home exterior during the final weeks of summer, here are four signs to keep an eye on that will tell you that you need new vinyl siding.

1. Distortions in the Texture

No material is completely immune to the effects of consistent weather and moisture changes. As time goes on, bubbles, warping, and blisters will start to form on your vinyl siding – these distortions eventually cause the siding to lose its secure fit on your home. Some of this damage may be able to be repaired by a licensed siding contractor like Schaefer Siding, but new vinyl siding will be in order if it is close to the end of your current siding’s service life.

2. Damage from Extreme Weather

Hurricane season has reminded us of the damage Mother Nature can do to our homes. Every climate will experience extreme weather from time to time, and the effects of high wind, hail, driving rain, and snowstorms take a toll on vinyl siding. After extreme weather events, closely inspect your siding for signs of damage. Have any repairs or replacements addressed right away to protect the rest of your home from water damage.

3. Discoloration

Discoloration of your home’s siding is common owing to the effects of sun exposure. You may choose to get new vinyl siding to restore the beauty of your home exterior. In addition, discoloration can also result from fungal growth or dry rot. This is a more serious issue that will require the assessment of a professional siding contractor.

4. High Utility Costs

Vinyl siding, at peak condition, is a great insulator and can help you save money on your energy bills. If you notice an increase in your utilities, it could be a sign that your home siding is deteriorating and needs to be replaced.

Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with New Siding from Schaefer Siding & Exteriors

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