Source: sidingmagazine.com | Re-Post 3/13/2019 –
Replacing a home’s siding may not be at the top of most homeowner’s to-do lists. In fact, unless there is a specific and urgent problem with a home’s siding, replacing the siding may not be on the homeowner’s radar at all.
But perhaps it should be.
After all, siding does wear out. It cracks. It breaks. It gets old. Eventually it begins to leak; and when that happens it may already be too late to prevent other major (and potentially expensive) repairs.
But how does a homeowner know when a home needs new siding? What are some of the signs that the homeowner should look for, signs which signal that a home’s siding should be replaced before major damage occurs?
Luckily there are specific things the homeowner should look for in determining whether a home’s siding needs replacement. Here are ten sure-fire signs that a home’s siding needs attention before potentially catastrophic damage takes place.
1 – The Home Needs Frequent Painting
If a home needs frequent painting, say once every five or six years, that is a good sign that something is wrong with the current siding. Good home siding should keep its shape and keep its color for at least 8-10 years, if not longer. Siding that is chipping, pealing, or cracking is an indication that there is a fundamental problem and that the siding needs replacement.