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5 Signs Your Home Needs New Siding February 1, 2019

Washburn, Bayfield
5 Signs Your Home Needs New Siding, Washburn, Wisconsin

Home siding provides curb appeal while also protecting the building from weather damage and insect infestations. It’s essential to have a general contractor replace this material when it is no longer safeguarding the house. Here are five signs your home needs new siding to prevent rot, moisture issues, and bug problems.

Get New Siding if You See These 5 Problems

1. Cracking

Have you noticed the siding is cracking? This isn’t just a cosmetic issue–your home will be vulnerable to moisture and pests without this protective layer.  

2. Drafts

Some people find their electricity bills skyrocketing and can’t pinpoint the catalyst. While the siding may not look problematic, it may be the reason for these higher bills if it's letting in drafts and creating costly air exchange. 

3. Interior Wall Issues

Paint and wallpaper that is peeling and cracking may be caused by exterior rot. Older siding may have gaps that allow moisture to seep into the home and cause mold and mildew growth that extends into interior walls and damages the wall coverings. 

4. Rot

general contractorHomes that have wood siding can succumb to exterior rot. When this occurs, it’s time for a total siding replacement as your home is no longer weatherproof and the decaying process will only worsen over time. Have a general contractor inspect the siding to see whether it’s negatively affecting the structural integrity of the home so they can address the issues inside and out.

5. Major Fading

When siding becomes discolored, it may indicate that the material is reaching the end of its lifetime. With proper maintenance like cleaning and resealing, wood and vinyl siding can last for several decades. If yours has been in place for 10 years or more and is severely faded, consider replacing it.

 

If you’re looking for a reliable, efficient general contractor to replace your siding, contact Dahl Construction Company in Bayfield County, WI. The family-owned and -operated team has been in business since 1976 offering top residential and commercial construction services. Call (715) 779-3600 or visit their website for information on their offerings, from creating custom homes and doing remodels to installing siding, doors, windows, and roofing.

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