How to Tell When It’s Time to Replace Your Siding

Our team here at Gorilla Gutters wants to help you do what’s best for your home, and that means protecting it from the elements. We offer a range of high-quality siding options that will keep your home safe from the damaging effects of wind, rain, snow, and hail, and we have the right experience to make sure every board is installed properly for maximum protection. Of course, while siding is designed to be durable, it does not last forever, and it will eventually need to be replaced. In this article, we’ll go over a few ways to tell if your siding has reached this point so that you can make the right call for your home’s maintenance.

  • Cracking or Warping- One way to determine whether it’s time to replace your siding is to inspect your existing siding for cracks or signs of warping. Both are cause for concern, as they indicate that some moisture damage has already occurred, and they make your home vulnerable to more such damage.
  • Fungus, Mold, or Mildew- Another sign that you need new siding is the presence of fungi, mold, or mildew on the siding you currently have. All of these organisms need moist conditions to grow, so their presence on your siding points to a problem with moisture that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
  • Higher Energy Bills- A third sign that you may want to replace your siding is an increase in your energy bills, or even those bills being higher than you would like. Our team offers the latest and best options in siding, including many with top-notch insulation that will protect your home from passive heat transfer and thus help you save energy.