All parts of your house, from its window replacement products to its roof, will eventually reach the end of their life span. Your home’s siding boards are no exception. While some will last longer than others, it will still be prone to years of wear and tear and require a replacement. The problem is that during its last few years, it can be quite unclear on whether you can hold out for a simple repair or shell out for new siding.
The debate between repairs and replacement has a long history when it comes to siding boards, and there are good arguments in favor of either side. Let our exterior remodeling experts at 3JM Exteriors, Inc. explain when it’s a good time to replace or repair your siding.
When Repairing Makes Sense
Siding boards are designed to protect your home from the elements. However, one extremely bad storm can knock a few of the boards out of place, leaving your walls exposed and vulnerable. Luckily, missing siding boards are rarely a major problem and a local general contractor can help you repair it in a jiffy. Other minor problems that can be addressed with some repairs are mild mold and mildew growth, and physical damage such as chipping, cracking, dents, loosening and even holes. It should be noted, however, that major signs of rot and deterioration will often require a full replacement before they become even more serious.
On the other hand, when you’re finding yourself needing repairs too frequently, it may be more practical to replace your siding system entirely. This is most often the case when you’re about a year or two away from the end of the estimated service life of your siding. Additionally, the following major problems would also require a full replacement.
1. Dry Rot is often a symptom of a much bigger issue. If you suspect your boards are rotting from the inside, contact your local siding repair company at once.
2. Faded colors are both a sign of old age and deterioration. While this problem is more aesthetic in nature, it can affect your curb appeal and lower the value of your home.
Keep your siding boards looking their best all year-long with the help of our professionals at 3JM Exteriors, Inc. Give us a call at (630) 985-6494 or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection and request a free quote today. We serve homeowners in Naperville, IL, as well as all nearby areas.