If your home exterior is already damaged, putting off siding replacement or repairs can cause trouble to brew into bigger, more complex issues. Addressing siding issues early will help you avoid major structural damage, which is quite pricey to fix.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that just because it doesn’t rain often in California, you don’t need to be concerned about your siding’s moisture damage or other issues. Address trouble promptly, and your wallet will thank you!
Here are more compelling reasons to replace damaged siding ASAP!
Benefits of Prompt Replacement When Siding Is Damaged
1. The quicker you address the problem, the easier it is to resolve.
When your siding is compromised, and you know it, the faster you act, the simpler the solution. Contractors remove your current siding, assess the damage below it, and repair the issue before installing your new siding.
Pro tip: Replacing your siding will take less time when the installation team doesn’t have to do major repairs before installing your new exterior.
2. By acting promptly, you’ll prevent problems from compounding.
Water penetration is damaging, creates rot, can cause unhealthy black mold and mildew to grow, and also compromises your home’s protective layer. When moisture intrusion is overlooked, siding becomes vulnerable to other problems, such as pest infestation. It can open the door to termites, carpenter ants, or other critter infestation.
Pro tip: If pests invade, you need to have your home exterminated, and drywall may need to be removed so the damaged wood can be removed and replaced. Don’t put off your need for new siding and risk the added expense of pest damage.
3. You’ll protect your home interior by caring for its exterior.
Siding is separated from interior walls by a layer of insulation. If your exterior is damaged and needs to be replaced and you put it off, moisture can work its way through the insulation and into your home’s walls.
Pro tip: Water penetration can cause wallpaper and paint to begin to peel and discolor. If this is already happening in your home, get your siding replaced promptly! If it hasn’t happened, by replacing your siding speedily, you can avoid this additional costly damage.
4. You’ll save money by acting quickly.
Don’t let problems grow, and you won’t be impacted as hard financially.
Pro tip: As soon as your siding shows signs of wear and tear, replace it.
5. Your home’s aesthetics will be restored faster.
Curb appeal increases your California property’s value. But when siding becomes damaged, it makes your home look unattractive. Keeping your house in tip-top shape is part of the joy of homeownership, so the sooner you replace your marred siding, the sooner your home’s beauty is restored.
Pro tip: If you’re in the market to sell your home, it’s critical that your siding be replaced to maximize your curb appeal and get the best price for your property.
6. Your property’s energy use will be more efficient.
Your home exterior’s components work together to protect it from the elements and outdoor temperatures. Siding is designed to trap conditioned air inside your home. It can cause your utility bills to spike if your siding needs to be replaced and you ignore it. The higher heating and cooling costs indicate your home isn’t fully shielded from the elements, and its protective seal is broken.
Pro tip: By replacing your siding promptly when problems arise, you’ll keep your home’s energy usage down while maintaining a comfortable interior to enjoy throughout the year.
7. Your siding’s faded color will be revitalized.
Over time, paint colors fade, leaving your home looking drab. Old siding usually loses its vivid color primarily due to the sun’s harsh UV rays. When you replace your home’s protective layer, you’ll restore its bright, vivid color, giving you greater joy in the beauty of your home.
Pro tip: Siding colors and finishes now have technology built into them, so they resist UV fading, cracks, peeling, and more. Some (like James Hardie) are baked on in the factory, creating a better bond to your new siding. Hardie even comes with a 15-year warranty on the factory finish!
8. You’ll stay in good standing with your neighbors.
Don’t be that homeowner who leaves their exterior unkempt and worn down. That type of negligence can give you a negative reputation in your neighborhood. Keep your home exterior well maintained to be good to yourself and your neighbors!
Pro tip: The quicker you act when your siding fails, the better standing you’ll have with those surrounding your home, which is a good thing!
Beautiful Replacement Siding for Your California Home
Rather than ignore your home’s need for new siding and suffer the consequences, plan your siding replacement promptly and safeguard your home from damage. You’ll save on the additional repair costs and the hassles of implementing them.
When you’re ready to replace your siding, we’re here to help. At Approved Contractor, we install popular James Hardie fiber cement siding, versatile stone veneer, and affordable vinyl siding. We treat your home like it’s our own, and our nearly 800 5-star reviews from verified customers give the Greater Los Angeles or San Diego area homeowners confidence in entrusting their siding replacement to our expert team.
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