When Should My Home’s Wood Siding Be Replaced?

Sometimes it can be difficult to make the call about whether it is time to replace your home’s siding. If you have recently noticed issues with the siding on your home then it might be a good time to begin thinking about the option of replacing it. There are certain signs and cues on both the outside as well as the inside of your home that can indicate it’s time to have your siding replaced. Read on to learn what you need to know about recognizing the warning signs that it’s time to replace your home’s wood siding.

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Is it time to replace your wood siding?

Visible damage to your wood siding

If you have noticed that your wood siding has begun to crack, break, or become loose, it might be a sign that it’s time for a full replacement. Siding damage can offer an opportunity for moisture to enter your home which can quickly cause costly water damage.

Peeling paint on your siding

Painted wood siding should easily be able to last for about 10 years. If you have recently had your wood siding painted and noticed that the paint has begun to peel within 5 years or less, this can be a serious red flag that you need to replace the siding itself.

Peeling paint inside of your home

If you begin to notice peeling paint or wallpaper on the interior walls of your home that share a wall with your exterior siding, it may be because moisture has infiltrated the wallboard due to siding damage.

Dry rot

Dry rot can be difficult to identify because it begins on the interior of your siding and, over time, will rot away the wood from the inside out. In order to identify dry rot, use the handle of a screwdriver to tap gently on the surface of your wood siding. If the wood gives then this is a sure sign that dry rot is present and your wood siding will need to be replaced sooner rather than later.

Want to learn more about wood siding replacement? Call Schaefer Siding and Exteriors

To learn more about wood siding replacement, contact Schaefer Siding and Exteriors today. Schaefer Siding and Exteriors has been installing and repairing siding in Maryland for more than 40 years. We’re both VSI certified and a CertainTeed 5-Star rated Contractor as well as a James Hardie Preferred Remodeler. To learn more, contact us today at 410-781-4028 or email us. You can also visit our website for more information.

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