Categories: Siding, Repairs

Does your vinyl siding need repair?  Vinyl siding is one of the most durable, tough, and long lasting of all siding materials until nature gets in the way. It’s not easy knowing whether your siding needs to be repaired or replaced, but there are definitely signs that your siding needs attention. Whether you want to save the siding you have or choose new siding that fits your budget, we can help.

Look out for these signs to know your siding needs to be repair:

Gapping or Sagging Siding
Gapping and sagging vinyl siding can lead to the bigger problems of seeping moisture and the development of mold. Repair it right away by re-latching loose panels and apply sealant or reinstall the whole section of the siding. If the problem is widespread throughout the bulk of the house, it may make sense to replace the siding all together.

Warping, Rotting, or Wavy Siding
These signs tell you the siding was installed improperly, or the type of siding on your house cannot withstand the high sun exposure that your it gets. A complete reinstallation of the siding is called for if not a full installation of new siding.

Stained, Dirty, or Discolored Siding
Siding can become discolored and dingy due to dirt, gravel, car exhaust, etc. Though more visible on light colored siding, debris and dirt can also dull the darker-colored siding.  The good news is that there are simple, cheap fixes to this very common issue.

A solid cleaning of the siding can restore its appearance. Use a pressure washer or garden hose and spray the siding, scrubbing off any remnants with a brush. Your local hardware store also has cleaning products available for this problem.

Fading Color
Unfortunately, this is the most common and most expensive problem with vinyl siding.  Faded siding can age your house and take from the aesthetic of your home.  Whether your siding is light or dark, no color is immune to fading. There is no simple repair available for this; it’s time to replace the siding.

If you’re looking for  new vinyl siding, there have been major upgrades over the years.  Modern vinyl is not your grandma’s vinyl.  Not only is it budget friendly, but it was designed to solve the issues associated with vinyl siding.  In addition, replacing your siding can boost energy efficiency and improve curb appeal.

Spring is around the bend and now is the time to start planning your outdoor projects, including repairing or replacing your siding. The first step is an estimate from an experienced professional, like Pro-Homes Services.  Our pros can provide options for replacement siding.  Give us a call today!  (630)790-0800

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