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When to Replace Vinyl Siding

By February 15, 2021 February 16th, 2021 No Comments
Rotting wood siding

Unfortunately, even quality sliding will have to be replaced after some time. The sad fact is that the factors that make vinyl siding so vital are the same ones that reduce its durability. Since you can’t fight the harsh winds, scorching sun, and precipitation, the best to do is replace your vinyl sliding early on to avoid huge losses. Read on to discover crucial signs that it is time to replace your vinyl siding.

Signs of Rotting

While vinyl siding does not rot, the wood siding beneath it does. When water seeps through the vinyl siding, it will collect on the wood siding or wood underneath. Eventually, the fungus will develop and cause dry rot.  Once the rot forms on one spot of the wood siding, then it starts expanding. Rotten wood siding is weak and pulls apart quickly. You can poke a hole in areas with water seepages if the rot has not started forming. One area to do that is near the gutters that clog.

When you Notice Mold and Mildew

Check your vinyl siding for signs of mold and mildew. You will have to replace vinyl siding if you notice white, gray, or black spots. Although most people prefer to power wash the siding instead of replacing it, it can force water through the vinyl siding and into the wall and insulation.

Once the water collects inside, it creates a perfect breeding place for mold and mildew. The best you can do is replace your vinyl siding before the situation gets out of hand.

Small Holes in Siding

Vinyl siding helps keep you and your family safe from the harsh elements. However, it can provide residence to crawlies like termites, bees, ants, wasps, and earwigs. It is advisable to replace your vinyl siding if you notice small holes in your siding. The chances are that insects have burrowed inside.

Since the small holes will reduce curb appeal and expose your home to water damage, it is best to correct the situation immediately. You can test for termites by pushing a screwdriver against the vinyl siding. Call a pest control specialist and start shopping for a vinyl siding replacement.

Time to Upgrade

Whats the cost? Is it hard to maintain your exterior siding? The chances are that your old exterior chances will cave in soon. It would be best to replace your old exterior siding with a vinyl siding replacement before that happens. With vinyl siding, you don’t have to worry about refinishing it after some years. You can use a hose to clean your new vinyl siding.

Your new vinyl siding replacement will allow you to give your home a new look. You only have to select your preferred color from the wide range of colors and textures.

Replacing your old siding with a new vinyl siding replacement is the best way to improve your home’s curb appeal and value. Contact us at Cap City Restoration to speak to our experts about all your siding needs.  We offer free estimates!