When Should You Replace Siding?
Your home’s siding is supposed to provide extra protection against heavy rains, extreme heat, snow, hail, strong winds, and other weather-related issues. However, it is these same conditions that can cause the siding to deteriorate to the point that it’s no longer performing as it should. Are you trying to decide if your siding is still protecting your home adequately? Here are some signs that it’s time to replace your current siding:
If your current siding is made from natural wood, years of moisture intrusion can cause it to rot and crumble, no matter how well you’ve kept up with repainting it. Rot can also be a sign of insect infestation, which is another common concern with wood siding.
Cracks & Gaps
If your siding has been damaged by hail, wind-blown debris, or everyday wear and tear, its structural integrity could be compromised. Cracks, holes, and gaps can allow moisture to seep in behind your siding and also serve as an invitation to insects and pests. If the affected area is small, a repair might be possible, but if the damage is extensive you should consider a replacement.
Excessive Maintenance Requirements
If you’re wondering when to replace your wood siding, the correct answer is the day that you give up on keeping up with its maintenance requirements. Wood siding needs to be sanded and repainted frequently, and it can eventually become a burden you no longer want to bear.
Maintenance-Free Siding From NEWPRO
NEWPRO UltraMax siding and SuperMax siding systems are engineered to deliver exceptional durability and performance in the harsh New England climate. Both options also provide excellent insulation and can help reduce your monthly energy costs.
Contact NEWPRO today if you’re interested in having one of our high-performance siding products installed on your home by our factory-trained technicians.