There are many home improvements a homeowner can make, but few home improvements can pay for themselves the way new siding can. Installing siding on a home can relieve you of the hassle of constant painting, as well as providing greater curb appeal and even enhancing the resale value of the property. Materials alone do not complete the job, Diamond Hill Builders is a dependable, and highly experienced siding installer. Contact us to begin your home makeover!
What are some reasons for a homeowner to consider replacing their siding?
There are many reasons for a homeowner to consider siding installation on a house. Protecting your home from structural damage from rain, wind, snow, or insects should be your first considerations. Another reason may be simply to improve aesthetics. Most homeowners want their home to look its best, and new siding greatly enhances a home’s curb appeal when it comes time to sell. Below are things to consider when preparing to have your home re-sided:
- Bubbles in the Siding – Bubbles are an almost certain indication that water has become trapped. Any indication of water trapped on or under the siding is a reason for concern.
- Holes in the Siding – If insects have gotten into or through the siding, they can not only cause trouble on their own, but the holes they make also allow rain and snow to get into and, eventually, underneath the siding—and that can mark the beginning of some very costly repair work.
- Unusually High Energy Bills – Poorly performing siding and low quality insulation can be a prime causes for big energy bills.
- Rotting, Cracking or Loose Siding – Be sure to check any layers underneath broken or cracked siding to make certain that there has not been additional, and possibly extensive, damage that will need to be repaired.
- Fungus, Mold, or Mildew – Any type of growth such as fungus, mold, or mildew on a home’s siding, especially at or near seams in the siding, may indicate that water is penetrating it and being held inside the wall.
- The Home Needs Frequent Painting – Good home siding should keep its shape and keep its color for at least 8-10 years, if not longer.