Being a homeowner means taking on certain responsibilities. When you own your home, you’re in charge of making repairs. When the list of things that needs to be done starts to add up, it’s understandable that some things get overlooked and delayed. The problem with putting off repairs to your home, particularly its exterior, is that what begins as a minor repair issue can quickly domino into something more serious.
At Anderson Exteriors in Ramsey, our professional siding contractors specialize in installing and replacing high-performance siding, windows, and doors. In this post, you’ll learn why it can cost you if you decide to postpone your siding replacement.
The Importance of Siding
One of the most common mistakes homeowners make when it comes to siding is thinking it’s mostly there to boost your curb appeal. It’s true that replacing your siding can impact your home’s overall value simply by creating an attractive exterior. But while your siding can help your home look great, its purpose is so much more fundamental in terms of protecting your home’s interior.
Here are three ways delaying your home’s siding impacts your pocketbook:
1. Insects Can Infest Your Home’s Structure
Your home’s structure is like an all-you-can-eat buffet to certain kinds of insects that love wood, and your siding plays a key roll in keeping them at bay. Termites in particular love to gnaw at your home’s bones.
Carpenter ants don’t eat the wood, but they are drawn to wood and can infest your home. Both of these unwanted guests can end up costing you significantly down the road. Replacing your siding keeps those guys out of your home.
2. Water Damage Can Occur
Your siding’s primary function is to protect your home from the elements. High-performance siding is your first line of defense against extreme weather like snow, rain, sleet, and wind, as well as debris.
When siding is damaged or missing in some places, the damage to your home can be significant. Siding that is unable to effectively form a protective shield around your home due to damage can allow debris and moisture into your home.
3. Poor Insulation Can Cost on Energy Bills
Your siding is a vital piece of your home’s insulation and helps form the thermal envelope that keeps your home’s internal temperature at a comfortable level. Your home’s insulation system has multiple layers that work together to help maintain that comfort.
When your siding is in poor condition, it compromises the integrity of your home’s insulation. This can affect your cooling and heating costs and cause your HVAC system to have to work much harder.
Call Our Ramsey Siding Replacement Team
If you’ve been putting off replacing your home’s siding, now is the perfect time. With fall’s moderate weather, adding beautiful new siding to your home now can help reduce your costs this winter and keep your living space more comfortable.
To check out some of our past siding projects, visit our gallery. Then connect with our siding replacement team at 763.323.0970 or contact us to schedule your siding replacement consultation.