5 Common Signs That It’s Time to Schedule a Siding Replacement

Depending on the specifics of your siding replacement project, it could cost upwards of $19,000. When you’re investing that kind of money into your home, you might be tempted to hesitate, putting it off as long as possible. 

So, how do you know when it’s really time to schedule a replacement project? We’re here to help. Continue reading to learn about the most common signs that you need new siding on your home. 

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1. Peeling Caulk

One of the most telling signs of siding damage is one that’s often overlooked. As you inspect your home’s exterior, take a look at the caulk around your doors and windows. If you notice that it’s peeling, that likely means that water is making its way under your siding. 

If left alone, this can lead to serious structural damage. Your best bet is to call a siding professional so they can inspect the issue and make recommendations for replacement. 

2. Areas With Blisters or Bubbling

Another common sign of damaged siding is bulges formed by blisters or bubbling underneath the surface. Unfortunately, this is a tell-tale sign of trapped water, which indicates a serious moisture problem. 

When your siding gets to this point, it’s almost always beyond repair and you’ll need to schedule a full replacement project. If you choose the MHX Designs team for your replacement, we can add a protective house wrap underneath your new siding to help prevent water leaks like this in the future. 

3. Visible Damage

If your siding is more than 15 years old, it’s a good idea to do a regular visual inspection to see if you notice any obvious damage. This can include issues like cracking, warping, rotting, mold, or mildew growth. 

If you notice any of these issues, it’s a good indication that it’s time to replace your siding outright. Cracked siding can allow water beneath the surface of your siding and issues like rotting and mildew indicate existing water issues that are likely beyond repair. 

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4. Interior Issues

Did you know that you might be able to notice siding issues when you’re inside your home? It’s true! Take a walk inside your home and look towards the ceiling. If you notice loose wallpaper or peeling paint, that’s usually an indication that water has come through your siding and into your walls. 

This is another potentially dangerous structural issue and should be addressed as soon as possible. 

5. Increased Maintenance

Finally, if you notice that you have to spend more time maintaining your siding than usual, it could indicate a more serious issue. For example, most siding needs to be repainted every 8 to 10 years. But if you have to start painting it every 3 years or so, the issue may not be the paint, but the siding underneath it. 

When scheduling your replacement project, consider a low-maintenance material like James Hardie siding, which you’ll never have to worry about repainting. 

Is It Time to Schedule a Siding Replacement?

Now that you know more about the most common signs that you need a siding replacement, it’s time to take a good look at your own home. If you notice any of the signs we talked about here, reach out to the MHX Designs team as soon as possible. 

From there, we’ll take a closer look at the current state of your siding and come up with a replacement plan that works for your home and your budget. Contact us today to get your free consultation on the books!