Keeping your siding in good condition does just benefit your home’s curb appeal. It also maintains the effectiveness of your siding in protecting your home from the elements. Unfortunately, it is also due to this function that your siding may be subjected to damage. At that point, you may find yourself in a dilemma over whether you should simply fix or replace your siding.
Coxco GC Inc, one of the top siding and roofing contractors in the area, shares some of the circumstances wherein repairs or replacements can be done.
When to Repair Your Siding
Repairs are usually recommended for partial or isolated damage, such as missing sections of siding, holes, and chipping and cracking. In such cases, your contractor can easily repair the damaged parts without resorting to a complete replacement. Of course, in eliminating the problem completely, it is crucial to know the main source of the issue. For example, holes in the siding are often due to birds or insects making their way into the walls. If you fail to address this infestation, you may encounter the same type of damage all over again.
When to Replace Your Siding
Much like roof replacement, siding replacement is a significant project for any homeowner. You probably want to avoid it as much as possible. However, it may be the only solution to certain siding issues or damage. For instance, if you notice bubbles underneath the surface of your siding, this is usually an indication that moisture is trapped under or on the siding. Replace your siding as soon as you see this red flag. Furthermore, if dry rot has started to appear in your siding, it’s best to address the issue quickly in order to avoid more extensive damage.
Another good reason to replace your siding is when its color has begun to fade. Fading is usually a telltale sign that the waterproofing of your siding has run its course. Of course, if you still feel uncertain about making a decision on whether to replace your siding or not, you can always reach out to your siding contractor for their recommendation.
Coxco GC Inc is a local business that specializes in various home improvement projects. Our services include hail damage repair, siding replacement, window installation and more. Call us at (972) 437-5697 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Cartington, TX.