Should I Replace Or Repair My Damaged Siding?

Is there a section of your siding that is rotten or broken? Damaged siding can really cause problems for homeowners including water, air, dirt, and pests getting inside of the home. None of these conditions are favorable no matter what time of year it is and leads many to question whether they should repair the damaged siding or have it replaced? Although it may seem easier to just patch the rotten or broken area, this is not going to be the most beneficial solution.

Jun 25, 2012

Is there a section of your siding that is rotten or broken? Damaged siding can really cause problems for homeowners including water, air, dirt, and pests getting inside of the home. None of these conditions are favorable no matter what time of year it is and leads many to question whether they should repair the damaged siding or have it replaced? Although it may seem easier to just patch the rotten or broken area, this is not going to be the most beneficial solution. The experts in siding at Window Nation would like to share the reasons why replacing damaged siding with vinyl siding is a better option than repairing it.

Eliminate the maintenance work

If you repair your damaged siding this time, it will probably not be the last time. Rotting wood will affect even the sound wood and slowly but surely you will continue to need repairs. Old siding generally requires a lot of work to sand down and refinish in order to help preserve the wood. But with vinyl siding you can avoid that.  In fact the only maintenance you will need to worry about is simply spraying the side of the home with a hose.

Increase your energy savings

A damaged piece of siding will let air flow through your home. In the summer this means that hot air will circulate and in the winter, cold air will flow inside. A home that is not properly sealed off from the outside elements will result in a much higher cost in your energy bill. Both heating and cooling costs will greatly decrease when you opt to go with vinyl siding replacement. Your home will feel much more comfortable in both extremes of summer and winter and your energy bills will go down to boot!

Increase the curb appeal and value of your home

Another advantage of replacing the siding on your home is that you can increase the curb appeal and value of your home. Vinyl siding is made to look like wood but maintains a clean, well-kept look that lasts for years to come. You will be able to watch your neighbors continuously repair their siding while yours looks just as great as day one. There are also many style and color options which means you can change the look of your home or maintain its original beauty with no worry of fading colors.

Clearly, the benefits of siding replacement greatly outweigh the alternative of a siding repair. There is no better time than now to make that investment that will keep your home looking great for years. If you are living in Maryland, DC, Northern Virginia, Charlotte or Cleveland, Window Nation is your expert in siding replacement. Simply contact us today to learn more and to get started on replacing your damaged home’s siding.

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