Replacing Siding: How to tell if Your Siding is Bad

March 7th, 2013 by | Print

Home ImprovementsMany homeowners who have old siding are asking themselves the question, when should I replace my siding? Do I even need new siding or can I repair what I already have? Depending on a number of factors, including your budget and how long you plan to stay in your home, there are many factors to consider when replacing siding. Let’s first decide if your home needs residing. The first thing to look for is fungus, warped panels or panels tearing away from the home, separating seams, swelling, boards that no longer lay flat, rotten wood or moisture on the inside of your house. These can all be tell-tale signs that siding might need to be replaced.

Dry rot is also a huge concern, especially when wood siding is involved. In some cases there maybe visible signs of moisture on the home’s exterior. It’s difficult to tell if your home has dry rot without removing the siding to inspect for damage. Call a professional to have your home’s siding inspected.

If you need to replace old siding, energy efficient vinyl siding is a great solution for any home. Vinyl siding is virtually maintenance free, energy efficient and long lasting. When you reside your home with vinyl siding, you’ll add instant value and recoup your renovation costs more quickly compared to more expensive siding options like stone or wood.

Want to have your home’s siding evaluated? Call the siding experts in Northwest Indiana at Trim A Seal. We make home improvement fast, affordable and easy. Call 800-217-6355 or visit


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