When Should I Upgrade My Siding?

When you think of your home, how long have you lived there? How old is your home’s siding? When was the last time you invested in some upgrades? All these questions and more can often end up in the back of your mind, but taking care of your house requires answering them. Especially when it comes to your siding, which can be subject to wear and tear after years of aging and exterior weather conditions. 

So, the JM Roofing and Siding team is here to answer one of the most important questions homeowners have: when should you upgrade your siding?

When You Notice Fading

When the color of your current vinyl or aluminum is faded, cracked, peeling, or has been scratched by a tree branch, that’s how you’ll know it’s time for an upgrade. Adding siding to your house is one of the most cost-effective improvements you can make. A new installation immediately increases the curb appeal of your home now that all that fading is gone.

If You Experience Leaks

If you have leaks in your walls caused by wind or weather conditions, then your siding is not up for the task of protecting your home. It’s essential that if you notice water coming into your home from your cracked or peeling walls that it’s taken care of immediately. Not only can this lead to water damage, but it could also cause mold to fester. Protecting your house from the elements reduces the time and money you’ll spend on maintenance due to the effects of harsh weather, so keep an eye out for this sign of a needed replacement.

When Your Energy Bill Increases

One of the biggest reasons you should upgrade your siding is that it will save you money in the long run. You’ll save money on energy bills by blocking out drafts and heat from escaping — especially if it’s been years since your siding last had a proper update and insulation check. 

After Many Years

A common rule of thumb is that if properly installed and well maintained, most siding will last anywhere from 20 to 40 years. However, this lifespan can be shortened if any of the issues mentioned above arise. Also, other factors such as weather, personal preference, and more can affect when an upgrade is due. 

In the long run, our JM Siding installation technicians will produce a solid and attractive new covering for your house. We sheathe your home in a superior finish to other materials in appearance, value, weather resistance, and longevity.

Contact Us For New Siding Installations in Norwalk

When it comes to ensuring your siding lasts and is safe for your family, you need to hire the best contractor possible. The experts at JM Roofing and Siding are licensed and insured to serve you in Norwalk, Connecticut and the surrounding areas. Contact us today for a free estimate!

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