Your home’s siding is one of the most vital parts of its exterior. When you have good, strong siding, it will last for years and can keep out moisture and other sources of water infiltration. Also, you won’t need to shoulder the burden of replacing your home’s siding, which will save you plenty of money. However, you should take care to monitor the condition of your siding. Here are three tell-tale signs that your home has sustained some form of siding damage.
The first sign is also the easiest to recognize. Wild weather can inflict some extensive damage on your home’s siding. This siding damage can be caused by falling tree branches, hailstorms, snow and ice during the winter, or warping from exposure to sunlight. These superficial issues can lead to underlying problems that are harder to find. Examples of these underlying problems include the rampant growth of mold and mildew. If you find any of these damages, it’s time to contact your friendly local professionals and get the damage fixed before it can become any worse.
Signs Around Your Home
Even if you can’t find any visible signs of siding damage outside, you might find some inside. Damaged or decayed siding can lead to excessive moisture building up inside your home. You might also find condensation on your windows. Is the exterior paint peeling off? Has the wallpaper started to come loose? Moisture damage from worn-out siding could be the culprit. The growth of mold is another possible consequence, which is both unsettling and unhealthy. Even traces of mold can make you and your family members sick, especially if anyone is allergic to mold.
Sudden Changes in Energy Bills
One last sign your home may have siding damage is a sudden change in your energy bills. If your siding needs repairs, you’ll find out. After all, keeping your house cool as summer dwindles and keeping it warm as fall and winter arrive become more difficult. Changes in energy bills can be gradual, but they’re much easier to notice when you see a dramatic jump.
Don’t let your home’s siding go neglected and overlooked. Any existing problems can be fixed, but you should also strive to avoid problems in the future that can be caused by unaddressed siding damage.
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If you’re interested in having a roof system or siding installed in your home, or would like a free estimate, contact Topper Construction. With Topper Construction, you’ll see the benefit of nearly three decades of experience. Contact Topper Construction at 301-874-0220 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more. We can help you with projects in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Northern Virginia.