How Do You Decide Between Siding Repair or Replacement?
Siding is critical in keeping your home or commercial building safe and secure from water, wind, and other natural elements. So when something goes wrong, you want to make sure it’s taken care of by a professional siding contractor right away.
The question remains: Do you need a siding replacement, or will a siding repair get the job done for now?
Follow along as the siding experts at Roofers of Minnesota explain how to distinguish between siding repair vs. siding replacement!
Signs You Need Siding Repair
To get things straight, let’s quickly look at some common signs that indicate you need a siding repair.
Siding repair is the first option for most homeowners and businesses, because it’s almost always going to be less expensive than siding replacement. However, it’s not always the best way to go. If you’re going to have to make siding repairs again and again, it’s actually not the cheapest option.
When you see the following, we usually recommend siding repair services. But if these issues are extensive, we’ll let you know.
Chips and Cracks
Small cracks and chips in the material, especially if they only affect a small area or a single panel, are usually simple to fix.
For more extensive cracking, it may be necessary to replace a single siding panel – or a few of them.
One thing about mold is that it can be mild and still cause havoc to your siding. If you witness mold forming, taking care of it immediately could hamper its growth and minimize the damage it could cause to your home.
Beyond that, you need to find out why mold is growing on your siding, because the source could be causing problems in other areas of your house. So, if your siding develops any trace of mold, it’s a sign you should schedule a repair stat!
Dents on your siding are a sign that you need a siding repair service. Dents could come like minor cracks and are often repairable if you work with a good siding contractor.
Many things could result in having a loose siding panel, from lackluster installation to heavy wind. If you experience a loose panel on your siding, it can usually be fixed by a siding repair expert.
Signs You Need Siding Replacement
So when is it right for you to do a siding replacement? When siding repair is not cost-effective and/or would be a short-term solution, such as in these cases.
Signs of rot on your siding could mean that your siding is beginning to get old and break down from prolonged damage. Regardless of how minimal the rot in your siding is, it’s best you replace it as soon as possible to avoid major home damage.
Do you find yourself repainting, cleaning, and fixing your siding every year? Then it’s time to get a siding professional to replace your siding to avoid wasting more money, time, and energy on maintenance.
Your siding may fade due to too much exposure to sunlight. If this fading becomes so noticeable, there might be little or nothing to do to restore it to the normal radiance. Your best option here is siding replacement.
Every type of siding has an expected lifespan. You’ll know when the visual appeal is gone and your siding can no longer help protect your home. If your siding is in this state, a siding replacement can provide a significant return on your investment.
Trust the Siding Experts at Roofers of Minnesota
Does your home siding need a repair or replacement? Whichever suits your situation, we have a team of siding experts that will ensure your siding is restored to perfection. We bring you superior and comprehensive interior and exterior home solutions with the latest products at Roofers of Minnesota.
We’ve been proudly serving Minnesota home and business property owners for over 25 years and are ready to take your call! Reach out to us at 612-205-4791 or get in touch via our online contact form.