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When to Replace Your Siding Instead of Repairing It

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If you have damage to your home’s siding, you may wonder if it’s worth repairing or if it needs replacing. There are times you can simply have your siding repaired, but there are also occasions when replacement is necessary. Let’s talk about when you should replace your siding and how you know which option is right for you.

The Type of Siding On Your Home Determines If Repairs Can Be Done

Depending on what type of siding you have, you may not have the option to repair it and instead will have to replace it. For example, if you have wood siding, you can repair it. For wood repairs, small holes can be filled with putty, and boards can be replaced as needed. If you have vinyl siding, you cannot easily repair it. For vinyl siding, the entire plank must be replaced.

If you aren’t sure if your siding can be repaired, ask your contractor or a roofing and siding professional. 

Signs Your Home’s Siding Needs to Be Replaced 

There are several cases when your siding should be replaced, regardless of if repairs are possible or not. Here are a few of those instances. 

  • Rot – If your siding is rotting, you need to replace it. Rot can move quickly and compromise the integrity of your home. All rotted areas, and any areas prone to rot, should be removed and replaced.
  • Cracks and Gaps – Not only are they unsightly to look at, but cracks and gaps could lead to bigger issues down the line. Any areas of your siding with cracks should be removed and replaced. 
  • Moisture and Mold – Mold is a huge problem if it gets inside your home. If your siding has mold, chances are that there is a bigger issue. Mold is also a health concern, so keep you and your family safe by replacing all siding that has mold or has come in contact with mold.

Other Times You Might Want to Replace Your Siding

There are also times when you should replace your siding even if it doesn’t have significant damage. For example, you may want to increase your home’s curb appeal. Some siding can be painted and refinished, but new siding is a great way to improve the look of your home. Additionally, you may want to replace siding if you are trying to increase your home’s resale value. 

If your siding needs maintenance, Azalea City Roofing can get the job done for you. We offer residential and commercial roofing services in the surrounding Mobile and Baldwin County. Contact us today for a free estimate by calling (251) 250-0212 or by visiting our website and filling the request form. We have financing options available!

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