Understanding Siding Repair and Replacement

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Understanding Siding Repair and Replacement

Home repairs can be daunting to think about, especially something on such a large scale as siding. When the time comes, Yanish Custom Exteriors will walk you through the entire process from start to finish, making it as smooth as possible. But how do you know when it’s time to start that process? The reality is, all siding will eventually need to be replaced, but here are some things you should know before this time comes. 

Signs it is time to replace your siding. 

Discoloration or finish. When you begin to see your siding discolor or the finish wear down it is normally accompanied by some cracks in the siding as well. This is all caused by the harsh elements your siding faces year in and year out. 

Increase in energy costs. An increase of energy costs means something in your home isn’t insulating properly. Many people are quick to blame windows and doors, but your siding could be the culprit.

Moisture or water damage. A lot of homeowners see water damage during the spring months when the snow starts melting. If checked annually, extensive damage can be avoided. To learn more about checking your siding before winter, click here

Mold or fungus growth. This can be one of the more challenging problems to tackle when it comes to siding. These are indicators that your siding is holding large amounts of moisture. Other warning signs of moisture that should be handle are: 

  • Rotting
  • Rust
  • Expansion
  • Warping

Cost estimation for siding. 

Many factors go into the cost of replacing or repairing your siding. At Yanish Custom Exteriors, we are committed to providing you with the best quality siding. Some elements that affect the cost of your new siding include: 

  • The type of siding
  • The size of your home  
  • Amount of damage to your home and cause of said damage
  • Removal and disposal of siding 
  • Any permits or inspections needed

Under normal conditions, most siding will last about 20 years before it needs to be replaced. The team at Yanish Custom Exteriors are here to help guide you through every decision you may need to make when choosing the best siding for your home. We provide custom solutions for various siding options and always make sure the siding fits all of your needs.

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