Why Siding Replacement?
With cracked, warped, or rotted siding; water can easily find its way into the frame of your home. And once moisture is entrapped between the exterior frame and siding, it can lead to the wood rooting, mold growth, and other potential structural damages. When Siding Replacement?
Replacing siding has a high expected ROI of almost 81%, which makes it one of the most financially sound home renovation projects that you can invest in. With the equity added to your home, the actual cost of siding replacement is less than 24% of the project value. Replacing the siding also has the benefit of adding curb appeal, which is very important when it comes to resale.
If you are facing the dilemma of confusion between replacing vs repairing, then here are some signs that indicate a need for immediate siding replacement. If a large section of the siding is bending, pulling away, or is cracking; there might be a severe problem that requires immediate inspection. Things can even get worse if the damage will expand and get deep.
Due to faulty siding and moisture intrusions, you may face problems like loose wallpaper and peeling paint. This is an alarming sign that shows critical moisture damage.
While looking visually at the seams of siding, you may find small green and black patches on the siding. This is a sign of mildew, fungus, and mold growth; which is worth being alarmed. Sometimes the siding looks good on the top layer, but the fungi that can cause dry rot which is hard to detect. Just request a free no obligation assessment, and we will help you identify any potential risks to your home.
The team at Fit the Bill Construction has extensive experience with the supply and installation of new siding. Reach out to discuss the plans for your siding project and to find out what materials and styles will be the best option for your home.
Selecting Siding type Materials
At this stage, it’s obvious that you’ll be looking to try more durable material. A lot of things factor in while selecting the type of siding material like the amount of maintenance you can handle, the look and style you desire, whether you’re going to live in the house or let it go. So, do your homework and try to find the best possible siding material that suits the overall style of your home.
If you’re looking for a siding material vinyl has remained popular because it’s easy to care for and requires very little maintenance, and if you opt for insulated vinyl siding – a newer option – your home may also be able to achieve Energy Star status. Vinyl is the most economic friendly option, however. In order to cover your home, you’ll need to create seams where the panels overlap, which some folks dislike.
If you’re still confused about the options and don’t know where to start; just give us a call and we’ll help you out through the process. At Fit the Bill Construction, we highly recommend James Hardie fiber cement siding because of its durability and visual appeal, but also because it’s a product that more than pays for itself. By installing fiber cement siding, you can increase the value of your home by more than 20 percent, making James Hardie siding a great fit. Fiber cement siding, which is made from recycled materials, and is also very long lasting. It doesn’t rot and you’re typically guaranteed at least a 60-year lifespan on fiber cement. Additionally, fiber cement is termite resistant, fireproof, and can be molded to resemble different materials, allowing you to customize your home’s exterior to suit your style. Another great choice in upscale siding is LP Smartside, which is quickly making a name for itself due to its extreme impact-resistance, and beautiful appearance which has a texture similar to beautiful cedar wood. All LP Smart products are treated with SmartGuard, a zinc borate based process. This enables it to keep moisture out for the long-term and protects against harsh weather, decay, and fungi. It is sure to provide years of maintenance free beauty.