The most common signs that you need new siding are:
- Warped siding—If any of your siding isn’t lying flat and flush the way it should, there is a problem. Poke underneath any warped areas with a screwdriver. You should be able to tell if the material underneath is rotted. If it is, it’s time for a siding replacement.
- Sagging or peeling wall paper or paint inside your home—These symptoms of siding problems come as a surprise to a lot of people. Although there may be other reasons for peeling paint or wallpaper on the inside, if you cannot determine an internal source, your siding may be failing and letting moisture into the inner layers of your home. This moisture can cause a lot of expensive damage, so it’s important to have M&M Construction Specialist check for any leaks caused by failed siding as soon as you can.
- Mold and mildew—Mold and mildew, even on the outside of your siding, can be a sign of trouble; not to mention mold and mildew appearing on internal walls. Again, this means moisture is getting in where it shouldn’t and is a major sign your siding needs to be replaced.
- Dry rot—The wood underlying the siding (or if you have wood siding, that layer can be involved also) has been attacked by a fungus that eats away at it, causing the wood to become weak and easily breakable. Tapping the siding with a screwdriver handle should reveal any wood weakness. It is important for our siding contractor to determine how deep the dry rot problem is because it can adversely affect the structural integrity of your house.
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