How to Tell that It’s Time to Replace the Siding on Your Home

Siding ReplacementThe exterior siding of your home is often one of the first things that guests and casual passersby will notice about your property. Gorgeous siding can dramatically add to the curbside appeal of a home while siding that has fallen into disrepair or outlived its lifespan can have the opposite effect. So what are the signs that it may be time to replace your siding?

For starters, as a general rule of thumb, home siding should usually be replaced every 10 to 15 years. This number varies greatly depending on the kind of siding you have on your home, the climate you live in, how diligent you’ve been in upkeep, and other variables, but by and large if you’ve had your siding for more than a decade you may be a candidate for replacement. Siding can also become damaged much sooner than that, however, as a result of a defective product or a poor installation technique. If you discover that the siding is rotted, warped, cracked, dramatically faded, or otherwise blemished, you may want to consider new siding as well. The presence of water damage can also ruin siding and have a potentially significant impact on the home.

Alternatively, you may consider purchasing new siding for your home if you’re looking for a practical way to upgrade your property, are interested in increasing the energy efficiency of your home, or you’re thinking about selling and want to increase the value of your house before it’s placed on the market. At Alure Home Improvements, we offer a wide variety of siding options, including vinyl, wood, and cultured stone, and our professionals will be more than happy to inspect your existing siding to help you determine whether a change needs to be made.

To learn more about the tell-tale signs that you need to replace your siding and for information on the options available to you, contact Alure Home Improvements today.

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