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6 Signs It’s Time to Call You Local Siding Contractors

If you just bought your first home, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed by all the aspects of your home that you now must take care of. No longer can you call on your landlord when something breaks or rely on them to schedule regular maintenance — it’s all up to you. To keep your siding in tip-top shape, we suggest regular, seasonal inspections of the exterior of your home: when doing your inspection, look for these six signs.

Rotting & Mold

Signs of decay, as well as mold or mildew, is certain death for your siding. Siding is essentially the first layer of defense against the elements — and if it is rotting or crumbling, it can no longer offer up a defense. In many cases rot can be accompanied by mold, mildew, or an overabundance of moisture. If you spot an area with these issues, we suggest investigating why your siding is rotting, fixing the issue — if it isn’t just that your siding that needs to be replaced — and calling your local siding contractors to get a free quote.

Cracks & Gaps

Cracks and gaps are easy to spot because they are unsightly. However, these imperfections aren’t just damaging your home’s look; they could be leaving your home’s exterior open to other more costly damage like rotting and mold — which can eventually affect the structural integrity of your home. Cracks and gaps also provide a place for insects and small critters to gain uninvited access to your home. Keep out four-, six-, and eight-legged free-loaders when you replace damaged siding.

Too Much Maintenance

It isn’t just when your siding is damaged, that you may want to consider replacing it. Some siding, such as wood, requires a greater amount of maintenance than other types of siding. Wood requires regular sanding and refinishing; for some homeowners, the extra work can be burdensome, and so investing in a more durable, low maintenance siding material will save them stress and money in the future — with other possible benefits!    

High Energy Bills

We all want to keep more money in our pockets to do with as we please, so why pay more for energy bills than we need to? If you are noticing that your energy bills are continuing to go up or they simply are higher than you want to pay, look at your siding. Siding in disrepair can cause your home to have drafts and cold spots in the winter and for it nearly to be impossible to keep your home cool during hot Colorado summers. Additionally, certain types of siding can offer more energy efficiency benefits — possibly saving you hundreds of dollars a year. Ask your siding contractor about the most energy efficient siding material for your home.

Warped & Damaged

Warped siding can be a covert hazard that if you’re not looking for it, can slip the unwary homeowner’s eye. As you do your regular inspection check for siding planks that are bulging, warped, or bent in an odd angle. It’s easiest to see these types of damages when you look up from the base of your home. When performing the inspection of your siding, it’s always best to look at it from multiple angles. Lastly, remember that warped or misshapen siding, even if it appears to be doing its job, is not and may be a tell-tale sign of other damages.

Resale Value

Are you planning to move? If so, you may want to consider upgrading your siding to acquire a higher resale value. Replacing your siding can offer one of the highest returns on investment. It may seem counterintuitive to replace your siding or put any more money into your home, if you’re just going to move. However, in some cases, new siding can recoup more than half the siding projects cost from the sale of their home.

The Best Way to Know is By Asking the Pros

There are many scenarios that warrant the replacement of your siding. However, the best way to know when it’s time for new siding installation is to get a quote and inspection from local siding installation companies. They can tell you exactly when you will need to replace your siding, the type that will work best for your needs, and if there are any other issues that you may need to look into before you get your siding replaced.

Get a Free Quote!

Are you ready to learn more about the possibilities for your home in Denver? Contact Colorado’s trusted siding contractors at DJK Construction. We offer Top Rated Local® services for home and property owners throughout the entire Front Range and beyond. Visit our website to learn more about us, the best siding materials available, and more!