Vinyl siding is the most commonly installed siding material in North America, and for good reason. It offers plenty of durability, longevity, and curb appeal, but it can also fail if not maintained properly. If you’re interested in learning more about the signs that your vinyl siding is failing, keep reading below!
Faded & Outdated Colors
To begin, let’s start with a few less severe signs! The sun’s UV rays will wear down your siding over time, causing the color to fade. While this doesn’t mean your siding is on the verge of failure, faded siding is a sign that the siding is weakening.
Furthermore, some homeowners elect to replace their siding simply because their current color was painted 30 years ago and is looking a bit out of place. While you can often repaint siding, this is another reason to consider a replacement!
Another sign that your siding will need to be replaced is when it begins to warp. This could have occurred for a couple of different reasons. The first is that your siding was warped from heat damage. Perhaps a neighbors window was reflecting light onto your siding and it heated a particular section enough to cause it to melt. You will certainly want to have this replaced as soon as possible to keep your home protected from any inclement weather.
Your siding can also warp due to water damage which has worked its way behind the siding boards and into the walls. Over time, this will cause your siding boards to warp away from your walls, causing more moisture damage. If your siding has warped in any capacity, whether from heat or moisture, replace the siding boards as soon as possible to keep your residence protected!
Perhaps the most obvious sign that your siding needs to be replaced is broken siding boards. Your siding boards can break for a variety of reasons, from blunt force such as a tree branch breaking, to your kids playing games in the yard, to hailstorms! If you notice that you have broken siding boards on your home, replace them as soon as possible to prevent moisture from getting into your walls, where it can quickly cause massive amounts of damage!
Contact Us Today
If you need to replace your home’s siding this summer, our team at Nations Choice Windows is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at 703-372-9154 or by using our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your siding replacement needs!