If your home’s siding is over 20 years old, it may be time to consider a full replacement. While siding can last longer than that when properly maintained, the normal lifespan does not usually exceed 20 years in most climates, especially in southeastern Wisconsin. Signs that your siding is ready for replacement include warping boards, cracks, and missing pieces. Another sign is when paint simply won’t stay adhered no matter how well you prepare the surface.
A full siding replacement project allows you to upgrade to a newer, more durable siding material. Options like fiber cement and vinyl siding last longer and require less maintenance than traditional wood siding. Even if your siding’s appearance looks okay, the moisture barrier behind it can begin to fail over time. Replacing siding allows this critical component to be updated as well.
A full replacement may end up being more affordable in the long run than constant repairing to different sections at different times. If your home’s siding is nearing the end of its useful life, a full replacement by a professional and local siding contractor is your best option. New siding can improve your home’s look, weatherproofing, and resale value.