What Signs Should I Look for to Replace My Property Siding?

Your siding will need to be replaced at some point. It may be a cosmetic decision, or it may be a functional one. It may be a way for you to change design of your property, or it may be a financial one, as you attempt to improve the value of your home. Regardless, all siding has an expiration date and will eventually need to be replaced.

Cal Energy is Sacramento’s best siding company. We are available to inspect and replace your siding no matter where you live in the Greater Sacramento Area. If you would like to learn more about our siding services, contact us today to schedule an estimate.

When Will I Know It’s Time to Replace My Siding?

Your siding won’t fall apart out of nowhere. There will be a period where it has begun to wear down and fall into disrepair first. It can be a challenge to notice these signs and prepare for their replacement, but there are some details you can recognize with the right help. Some of these include:

  • Visibly Damaged Siding – If you can see physical damage on your siding, it has been time for you to replace them for a while. The majority of siding wear and tear occurs out of our view. While small cracks may naturally occur on the outside, in general being able to see actual damage means you should replace your siding quickly, as they have needed replacing for some time.
  • Rodent or Bug Infestation – As siding wears away, some of the first forms of disrepair to become available to nature are small holes in the side of your house. These make perfect homes for all sorts of critters, and can lead to significantly worse issues for your property if an infestation is allowed to take hold.
  • Water Damage Indoors and Weathering – Siding has a lot of different uses, but its primary function is to protect our property from the elements. If environmental forms of damage such as water, heat, or excess moisture begin to take shape on your siding, then it’s time to replace it.
  • Odd Energy Bill Increases – Sometimes a high energy bill is caused by our HVAC units. Other times it may be your water heater malfunctioning, or your windows allowing too much cool air to escape. As an efficiency company, we also often find that a property’s siding contains leaks that are allowing heat to transfer out. Replacing old siding can help preserve your property and create more cost-effective energy efficiency.

It is important to pay attention to the above signs as they will inform you that there is a problem with your siding significant enough to require replacement.

How Do I Make My Home More Energy Efficient?

Some homes or businesses in the suburbs and downtown often struggle with poor energy efficiency. This is common in older homes, as they were not designed or built with enough insulation for modern utilities. While an unusually high energy bill may tip off a homeowner that their siding is beginning to leak, many never had solid energy retention to begin with.

If you’ve ever heard someone refer to their home as, “too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer,” this is usually a good sign that new siding could prove an effective way to lower their energy bill and make their home more comfortable. So, despite an initial installation cost, often replacing or updating your siding can save you money in the long run.

Call Cal Energy Today

At Cal Energy, we consider ourselves more than just a siding replacement contractor. As a company dedicated to energy efficiency, we offer solutions that make energy management more affordable and convenient. We can develop a plan with you to improve the value, image, and sustainability of your home, all with one consultation.

Contact California Energy Consultant Service today and find out what energy efficiency upgrades we offer to support your energy bills and property siding.

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