Has it been awhile since your siding has been replaced? Although some varieties of siding will last longer, some older or less expensive types of vinyl siding may last only 10 to 15 years. If you are starting to see signs of wear or breakage, it may be time to replace the siding on your MN home. Here are a few tell-tale signs from our MN siding contractors that may indicate your siding is nearing the end of its lifespan.
Broken or cracked vinyl siding
Even if your siding is not really old, storm damage and other weather or wear can cause breakage, cracks, chipping, or other issues. Any area in which your siding is broken will need to be replaced with new siding. Any cracks or chips allow moisture to get into the underlying layers of your home, leading to rot and structural issues. This will cost much more in the long run if it’s not taken care of. As soon as you see crack or chips, call our MN siding contractors at Elk River Exteriors to schedule a time to get it fixed.
Fading paint or siding color
Depending on the type of siding you have, fading may or may not be a sign you need to replace your siding. If you have cement board siding, like that from James Hardie, you can simply paint your siding to renew its color and vibrancy. Cement board is made to last a lot longer than vinyl and wood. With vinyl, color fading is almost always a sign to replace your siding. Vinyl cannot be painted and will therefore have to be replaced to freshen the color. Wood can be repainted as long as it isn’t rotting or broken.
Warped and bent siding
Cement board and steel siding will not typically warp in temperature change. They are highly rigid and provide a sturdy, long-lasting option for your home. Vinyl, on the other hand, is prone to warp in the heat. As temperatures change, vinyl will expand and contract. In some cases, the warping caused by these changes can be repaired with new pieces of siding. However, in some cases it will need to be entirely replaced in order to have a smooth, warp-free finish on your home. Call our siding installers today if your siding is severely bent or warped.
MN Siding Contractors
If you aren’t sure if you need to repair or replace your siding, give our team of MN siding contractors a call today. We can not only walk you through the repair or replacement process, but we can also provide a free estimate for your new siding installation. We work with your budget to find the best plan of action for your exterior remodel.
Elk River Exteriors’ siding contractors work with a variety of high-quality suppliers to get the best siding products for your home. Call today for an estimate and to speak with experienced MN siding installers