As your siding begins to age, there are numerous issues that can develop. The siding can begin to fade or look worn, it may have dry rot, it may be peeling or flaking away, or it may be pulling or separating from the home. When any issues are present with your siding, you want to call in a professional to examine the siding quickly. This helps to prevent water from seeping through cracks or splits and causing damage to your home. When a contractor comes out, they will look at your siding and decide whether it can be repaired or whether it needs to be replaced. Here are a few of the factors they consider when making this recommendation to you.
The Age and Type of Siding
One of the first factors a contractor will look at when determining whether to repair or replace your siding is the age and type of siding on your home. Siding can be made from a variety of materials including wood, vinyl, brick and stone. Every type of siding has its own lifespan. If your siding is nearing the end of its lifespan, it may not make sense to invest money in a costly repair because the siding will need to all be replaced shortly. On the other hand, if your siding still have a lot of life left in it, it may make sense to make a more costly repair.
The Extent of the Damage
Another important element that a contractor looks at when determining whether to repair or replace siding is how extensive the damage to the siding is. In some cases, the damage is confined to one area. Your sprinkler may have hit one part of the siding and caused water damage. In other cases, the damage may be extensive. Hail may have hit all of your siding, causing damage. The more extensive the damage is, the more likely it is the siding will need to be replaced, rather than repaired.
The Ability to Repair the Siding
Lastly, a contractor will have to determine whether its even feasible to repair the siding. If your siding is 30 years old, matching up the exact siding you have can be challenging. So, while the problem may not be extensive, a repair may not be able to take place simply because the material on your home is no longer available. In this case, repairing the area will require the use of a different siding, which can look aesthetically off-putting.
Are you trying to decide whether you need your siding repaired or whether you need siding replacement? Contact Window World Bloomington. Our contractors can help you with all of your exterior home needs, including window replacement, siding replacement, entry doors and sliding and patio doors. Give us a call today and let one of our contractors help you decide whether repair or replacement is best for your siding.