Your home’s siding performs several important functions. Quality siding improves the exterior appearance of a house, which increases the property value if you’re looking to make a sale. But even more important than appearance is the comfort and financial advantages that come with functional siding.
Siding provides insulation and prevents water damage, keeping wind and rain outside. It can also maximize the efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling systems if it does its job of keeping cool air inside during the summer and warm air inside during the winter.
But just as homes in South Jersey sometimes need emergency roof repair, siding can likewise deteriorate to the point where maintenance is necessary. These services are available from us here at Union Roofing, the leading siding contractors in the Montgomery County area.
The decline in the condition of your siding is largely due to natural factors, such as changes in temperature and humidity. Wood is most vulnerable to these changes, but metal, vinyl, and masonry, all of which we install and repair, don’t last forever, either. The easiest way to tell whether you need new siding is to check its appearance for things like:
- Siding that is cracked or loose
- Fading colors that have required more than one repainting job in the last few years
- Bubbling (a sign of trapped water)
- Fungus, mold, and mildew (all of which are signs of water penetration)
Some forms of damage or deterioration to your home’s siding can also lead to red flags you’ll notice on the interior of your home:
An Increase in Energy Consumption
As we mentioned earlier, one of siding’s key functions is insulation. If your energy costs have increased because your heating or air conditioning has to contend with air escaping through your siding, it means your siding isn’t doing its job.
A Change in The Appearance of Your Home’s Interior Walls
If the paint on your walls is starting to peel, or your wallpaper is getting loose, it’s a red flag that moisture is getting through your siding. If enough moisture gets through, it will seep through the wallboard, causing interior wall damage.
If your home shows any signs of faulty siding, on the inside or the outside, contact Union Roofing.