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How to Know It’s Time to Replace Your Siding
May is the perfect time to inspect your home’s siding for damage that may have occurred during the spring storms this year throughout Central Virginia. With the warmer weather and longer days, it’s easy to take a closer look at your home’s exterior and ensure that everything is in good condition… and if it isn’t, if it’s time to replace your siding.
If You See Any of These Problems… It Might be Time to Replace Your Siding.
While it’s been a mostly mild spring as far as thunderstorms and bad weather is concerned, all it takes is a little bad luck for your siding to get damaged. A stray tree branch or flying debris can cause your siding to become damaged or worn, and this in turn leads to problems such as water damage, mold, and even structural issues. By inspecting your siding regularly, you can catch any issues before they become major problems. Here are a few things to look for that could indicate your siding needs to be repaired or replaced!
Cracks, Breaks, Chips
Cracks, breaks, shattered pieces, and chips are all signs of moderate damage. Depending on the severity and location of the damage, it can be a sign that it’s time for a repair or replacement. If you notice any of these, throw on a quick patch and give Lonestar a call!
Fading or Discoloration
No matter the material, siding will eventually fade or become discolored. Some types of siding stay true to their original color tone for decades, while others only last for 5 to 10 years. While fading colors don’t indicate a siding emergency, they do mean your siding is near the end of its lifespan and you need to start planning on replacing.
Warping or buckling
If you notice warping or buckling in any of your siding planks, it’s a red alert. It’s a sign that your siding is no longer properly attached to your home. This will allow water into your house’s framework which will cause a host of other issues. Additionally, it’s an entrance point for bugs and mold spores. Call a reputable siding repair or replacement company ASAP if you see warping or buckling!
Holes or Punctures
Holes or punctures in your siding can be a sign of insect damage or other issues. Like warping or buckling, they can also allow moisture to seep into your home, leading to water damage.
Think It’s Time to Replace Your Siding? Call Lonestar!
If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to have your siding inspected by a professional. They can help determine the best course of action, whether that be a repair or replacement.
If you’re in the Richmond area, the professionals we think you should look to first is our team at Lonestar Siding & Windows. With decades of experience, we’re the most trusted option in RVA. If there’s anything we can help with, get in touch with directly by filling out a form on our website, send us message us on Facebook, or just go ahead and call us at 804-266-1717.