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Vinyl Siding Replacement

Vinyl siding is the most popular type of siding. It is both durable and cost effective. Many new vinyl products simulate the look of natural materials (such as wood). Wind, hail, and other natural disasters are common causes of siding damage.
A general recommendation is to replace your vinyl siding every 10 to 15 years but replacement timetables will vary from region to region. Siding plays a very important role in keeping your home safe and dry.
Even though vinyl last longer than older material it does wear out. Eventually it will begin to leak and when that happens it may already be too late to prevent other major and potentially expensive repairs.

That’s why it’s very important to check for any sings that may suggest that a replacement is soon to be needed.

There are several obvious signs, which you should look for to prove it replacement is mandatory:

  1. Rotting or warping siding – Poke under the warping siding to discover how solid is under the layer.
  2. Bubbles under the surface of the siding – Bubbles are an almost certain indication that water has become trapped.
  3. Cracked or loose siding – As long as it’s only a couple panels then you’re fine.
  4. Holes in the Siding – Even the smallest holes are a subject of concern. They allow rain and snow to get into and, eventually, underneath the siding.
  5. Faded siding – That may indicate that the expected lifespan of the siding is ending.

These signs are pretty easy to notice but there are some which at first sight don’t point straight to siding replacement. When your home needs frequent painting (every 5 years) it is good sign that is something wrong with your current siding. Good siding should keep its shape and colour for at least 8-10 years, if not longer.
Another indirect example is wallpaper that is pulling away from a wall inside of a home or some peeling paint. The reason might be that a faulty siding is allowing moisture to seep its way underneath the siding where it can percolate through wallboard and eventually cause significant damage to the interior walls of a home.
Remember that all this checking is worth the trouble! Keep in mind that a well maintained siding means your house is safe from wind and rain as well as energy efficient.

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