Reasons Why You Need to Replace Your Home’s Vinyl Siding

The vinyl siding on your house protects it from the elements. As times passes, your siding experiences wear and tear. Eventually, your homes vinyl siding will need replacement. Here are some common reasons why you need to replace your homes vinyl siding.

Damage From an Impact

The most common reason you’ll need to replace your homes vinyl sidings is from an impact to the siding. If your siding takes a hit from flying debris during a storm or some other large item striking the side of your house, you must have it inspected. The reason you need to replace damaged siding is that even if there is the smallest crack that is hardly visible to the naked eye, it can allow moisture in. Moisture can lead to mold growth which can lead to the rotting of the structure of your home.

Mold and Mildew

If you see dark spots on your siding, it can mean that you have a mold or mildew problem. If mold and mildew are present, it means that moisture is penetrating your siding.

High Energy Bills

If you notice an increase in your heating or cooling bills, or if your energy bills are higher than similar homes in your neighborhood, this may be a signal that you need replacement vinyl siding.

Insect Damage

Pests such as termites, ants, and other animals can make holes in your siding that allow moisture to enter your home. If you notice holes or other signs of pests, you may need replacement vinyl siding.

The function of siding is to protect your homes exterior walls from the elements and the hazards of your local climate. If you do not maintain the vinyl siding on the exterior of your house, the interior will suffer. The average vinyl siding can last anywhere from fifteen to twenty years. The siding on your home is the first line of defense against harsh weather.

If you suspect that your home is in need of replacement vinyl siding, call ARC Contracting at 888-747-8086. We proudly serve Appleton, Green Bay, Oshkosh, and the surrounding areas.

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