Did you know that siding needs to be replaced about once every fifteen to thirty years? How long your siding lasts depends on what material it’s made from. But even the strongest siding isn’t invincible to the passage of time.

Many homeowners wait far too long to replace their siding. It’s a classic mistake. By the time chips and cracks show up, it’s all ready too late and structural damage has occurred. Here’s how to know when it’s time to replace your Denver home siding.

Three Signs that Your Siding Needs to Be Replaced ASAP

Have you seen any of these warning signs? If so, you should have your siding replaced ASAP.

1. The wood panels are soft.

Wood siding is susceptible to dry rot and needs to be checked regularly. A good way to look for dry root is by pressing your siding with a screwdriver or another small tool. If it gives, you might have dry rot and you’ll want to schedule an inspection ASAP.

2. You’re painting your home way too much.

Do you have to re-do your paint every five years? If so, your Denver siding probably needs to be replaced. Having to repaint too often is a sign that siding is at the end of its rope and needs to be removed.

3. Your energy bills are steadily increasing.

Are your energy bills higher than usual? Worn down insulation or siding could be the cause. Check your roof, attic, and windows first, then take a look at your siding. If you can’t find any other reason for the high costs, then it may be time to switch out your old siding for new.

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Not sure if your Denver siding needs to be replaced? Let us help. Call today to book an onsite consultation with one of our home improvement experts.

Martin Faith is the founder and owner of Scottish Home Improvements. In 2002, Martin became inspired to start his own siding company after he had a negative experience with a local contractor. His goal was to set a new standard for the industry by providing excellent customer service. Today, Scottish Home Improvements is the top Elite Preferred James Hardie contractor in the state of Colorado. Over the years, Martin's company has received numerous awards and recognitions including 12 consecutive gold stars and an A+ Rating from the BBB as well as the James Hardie President's Club Award.