Let’s face it, as home improvement projects go, replacing vinyl siding isn’t very high on the list for most homeowners. The project that is most likely to get your attention is the one that you perceive will add more quality to your life, like fixing that sagging corner on your deck so it’s safe to do barbecues out there again, or replacing the window in the kitchen that doesn’t open so you can let the fresh spring air in while you cook. But, changing your vinyl siding can actually have a big impact on your quality of life. There are tons of styles to choose from that will breathe life into that old home and make it feel like new again.
Getting new vinyl siding for your home could also save you a pile of money. If your current siding is worn out, you may be paying a lot more than you need to on your energy bills. You could also have moisture issues that are setting you up for frustrating repair costs in the future–or worse–sickness from mold and mildew exposure.
Here are 4 ways you can tell that it is time to get new vinyl siding for your Philadelphia home.
- The old vinyl siding wasn’t created to last like the newer vinyl we can manufacture now. One of the clearest signs that your siding is wearing out is when it begins to warp. Not only is this warping unsightly, it also allows for liquid and moisture to get in and damage the wood of your home.
- If you’re paying more on your energy bills than your neighbors, it may be because the heat is going out your walls. Sure, it could be your attic or roof letting all that precious heat out, but old siding is notorious for heat loss.
- If you find fungus, mold, or mildew on your siding, you should take a closer look. See if there are gaps or cracks that are allowing water to get behind your siding in these areas.
- Some signs that your siding is worn out can be found inside your home. When wallpaper or paint begins to peel, it could be a moisture issue inside your wall voids.
If it is time to replace the vinyl siding on your Philadelphia home or enhance and preserve your home by getting it for the first time, call Window Nation. Don’t let the word window in our name fool you. Window Nation is a leader in vinyl siding installation too. You can trust our team of experts to walk you through your siding project from start to finish, and get you the perfect color and style for your home that will last for years and years.