Siding contributes greatly not only to your home’s curb appeal, but to its weather resistance and energy efficiency. Given its crucial role, your siding should be kept in good shape – but there will be cases where that won’t be possible. It can be damaged in a number of ways, prompting you to decide whether to have it repaired or replaced. But when does one solution make better sense than the other?
When to Have Your Siding Repaired
Inclement weather is the primary culprit of siding damage, leaving your home exterior cracked, dented, chipped or loose. If the extent of damage is only minimal, you can probably get away with having the siding repaired by a local contractor. This solution is fast and cost-effective, allowing you to get the most of your siding’s life and performance.
When to Have Your Siding Replaced
There are instances where siding repair just won’t cut it anymore. Siding replacement may take a considerable amount of your time and money, but it effectively deals with any serious issues caused by old and damaged siding. You know that it’s time to have your existing siding replaced when:
- It requires excessive maintenance. Do you find yourself having the siding cleaned, repainted or repaired multiple times a year? If the answer is yes, you should probably start planning a replacement ASAP.
- It has dry rot. Sometimes, the siding appears intact because the damage is actually happening below the surface. When moisture becomes trapped behind the siding, the risk of dry rot formation becomes exponentially higher. Not only does it weaken the siding, but can also cause structural damage to your home when overlooked. You know there’s dry rot behind your siding if the material has a spongy texture and yields easily when poked. A musty and stale odor may also indicate dry rot in your home exterior.
Worry-Free Exterior Construction Services in Plymouth County
Keeping a lovely and sturdy home exterior should be a top priority. If you need to have your old and damaged siding replaced with something newer and better, just turn to Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co. Give us a call today at (781) 826-7663, or fill out this contact form to request a siding quote. Our service areas include Pembroke, MA, plus the communities in and around Greater Boston, Cambridge and South Shore.