The siding on your home is really important. It protects your house from the elements, provides insulation that keeps your energy bills low, and provides aesthetic appeal to your home exterior. When your siding is not doing its job, it is a hassle to deal with that creates unnecessary stress.
Even though home maintenance and siding replacement might seem daunting, it doesn’t have to be. Siding & Windows Group understands that replacing your siding is one of the most important investments you will ever make. Because of this, we offer superior siding products to the Chicago area, including high-quality, long-lasting James Hardie siding. Before you make this long-term decision, we want to help you be sure that it is the right time to replace your siding.
We’ve put together a list of some indicators that your siding needs to be replaced:
1. Visible Rot
Rot weakens your siding, which causes it to become ineffective over time. Rot also spreads very quickly. If your siding has obvious signs of rotting or crumbling, call a siding contractor immediately. A siding replacement contractor may be able to do a repair job on your siding if caught early enough, but if not, it will likely need to be completely replaced.
James Hardie offers fiber cement siding, made from an extremely durable, non-toxic, manmade material. Since fiber cement siding does not rot or erode and can withstand Chicago’s wet, snowy weather, it is an excellent choice when deciding between siding replacement options.
2. Increase in Energy Bill
If you’ve noticed an increase in your energy bill lately, it may be a sign that the insulation in your home is not doing its job. Oftentimes, the problem is with the siding.
Cracks, holes, and damage to your siding may be the culprit of your high energy bills, and repairing these will likely improve your home’s insulation. However, having a siding replacement contactor replace your current siding with a siding that has high insulation can increase energy efficiency.
3. Cracked or Loose Planks
Homeowners in Chicago are not strangers to wind, hail, and snowstorms. If the weather, or another type of accident, causes your siding planks to become cracked or loose, a repair or replacement is almost always necessary.
Since loose siding can make your home more vulnerable to moisture and pests, it is wise to address the issue as soon as possible. If the damage is minimal, a siding contractor can repair your siding. However, if you experience cracked or loose siding regularly, you should consider replacing your siding. Our team of siding replacement contractors can install James Hardie fiber cement siding, which is durable enough to withstand extreme weather conditions and other accidents.
4. Faded Color
Aside from being unpleasant to look at, faded color on your siding is a good indication that it is time for a replacement. Having a siding replacement contractor install new siding with a fresh color will not only be enjoyable for you and your family but will increase the curb appeal and value of your home.
If you are considering a siding replacement, James Hardie offers several styles of siding and hundreds of color options, allowing you to have a home exterior that you love. Not only is this siding beautiful, but it is also long-lasting. James Hardie provides products with ColorPlus Technology, which resists peeling, chipping, cracking, and fading, and keeps your home looking good for longer.
5. Water Stains and Peeling Paint Inside Your Home
It may be easy to assume that all problems with your siding will manifest on the exterior of your home, but this is not true. If you notice peeling wallpaper, peeling paint, or water stains inside your home, it may be time for a siding replacement. Peeling wallpaper and paint are a sign that moisture is entering your home, which could lead to more pressing issues, such as the presence of mold and rot in your home.
It is reassuring to know that your siding is doing its job well in protecting your home from moisture, mold, and rot. Before these problems manifest or grow, call a siding contractor to evaluate your siding and determine if a replacement is the right choice for you.
Chicago’s Leading Professionals for Siding Repair and Replacement
You don’t deserve to live with the stress of exterior home maintenance when your siding isn’t doing its job. You should have siding that is beautiful, durable, and long-lasting, that can withstand the elements and protect the people and things you love most. Siding & Windows Group is the company you can trust and rely on to deliver excellent siding products and services with quality customer service and installation.
Whether you need your current siding repaired, a siding replacement, or want to learn more about James Hardie siding or other services we provide, we want to help. Contact us to schedule a free quote today!