When you notice telltale signs your siding needs attention, you have two options: repair it or replace it. If damage is limited to a small area, a repair may be a cost-effective option. However, if you cannot act quickly to prevent further damage, you may need to consider replacing your siding altogether.
Here are four factors to help determine if you should invest in a complete siding replacement:
1. Irreversible Damage
If you have multiple cracks and gaps in your siding or rotted, warped, faded, or peeling boards, your siding has seen better days. If the damage is widespread and unmaintained, you may benefit from a total siding replacement.
2. Siding Lifespan
As your siding ages, decades of withstanding Canadian weather can take its toll. If the sun has faded your siding, it may be challenging to patch your damaged siding as the colour of new material may not match. Consider a complete siding replacement if your siding is nearing the end of its lifespan. Choose a new siding product equipped with fade-resistant protection to keep your cladding looking vibrant for years to come.
3. Increased Maintenance
If your siding requires significant repair, it likely will lead to increased siding maintenance in the coming years. To prevent high maintenance, replace your siding with a durable, low-maintenance product such as vinyl, steel, aluminum siding, or composite cladding.
4. Home Value
New siding can increase the value of your home, which may be an influencing factor when deciding to repair or replace your siding. A complete siding replacement may be for you if you want to enjoy the benefits of new siding, are planning to sell your home, or simply wish to improve your curb appeal.
When in doubt, reach out to a qualified contractor who can complete an assessment and provide a professional opinion on whether to repair or replace your siding.