Has it been some time since you last replaced the siding on your Denver home? The cold winters and punishing winds of Colorado can be hard on siding, especially if your home has old-fashioned wood siding which wears out relatively quickly. How can you tell whether your Denver home desperately needs to have the siding replaced?
What Are Some Sure Signs that You Need to Replace Your Siding?
You don’t want to let your siding continue to deteriorate when it is time to be replaced. If you don’t repair or replace your siding promptly, your home could suffer structural damage. If your siding has exposed, missing, or rusty nail heads, replacement is likely necessary. Chipped paint should be replaced immediately. Any sign of insect infestations, rot, or mold means that a service call is necessary.
Exposed, Missing, or Rusty Nails
When siding is installed, nails are covered in order to protect them from the weather. As time goes on, siding may move, contract, or expand, exposing nails or causing them to pop out. Siding may fall or blow off if nails are missing. Rusty nails can leave streaks on your siding and signify that there is moisture damage.
Chipped paint doesn’t just make your Denver home siding look bad. More importantly, paint serves an important function of keeping the rain out. It also prevents wood siding from warping. If the paint on your home is chipped, it is time to repaint or replace the siding.
Insect Infestation, Rot, or Mold
If you see any signs that insects are living in or beneath your siding or that rot or mold has set in, action is needed immediately. Siding is supposed to protect your home from invading insects and keep moisture out. The presence of bugs, mold, and rot indicates that your siding is not doing what it should do.
Call Siding Denver to Update your Siding Today
Siding Denver has years of experience installing siding in the Denver area. We know exactly what your siding needs to look great again. Call our office today to book your consultation!