A part of your home’s exterior that shouldn’t be overlooked is your siding. Vinyl siding is known for its durability and long life-span, which is why homeowners have a blind reliance on it. Checking the status of your siding is crucial because it is the main barrier between what’s happening outside and what’s in your home. Below is a checklist on what to look for when scanning the status of your siding.
Rotting or Warping
The first thing to scan for is any rotting or warping of the material. These things can happen to older siding, siding that has been neglected or siding that was installed poorly. If warped or rotted siding is left unfixed, it could cause structural issues and can easily lead to mold.
Dents or Cracks
While looking for any warping, also keep an eye out for dents and cracks. If you notice there are multiple cracks and dents, or loose boards, we recommend scheduling an inspection with professionals to determine your next steps.
There is nothing good that comes from finding moisture anywhere on the exterior of your home. Mold and mildew, if left untreated, can spread and cause pretty significant damage. If mold or mildew is found in the materials of your siding, we recommend calling professionals, like MLM, to come inspect it.
Insulated Vinyl Siding
The most popular material for siding amongst homeowners is vinyl. Vinyl siding is so common due to it’s affordability and low maintenance. However, an upgrade many homeowners opt in for is insulated vinyl siding.
Insulated vinyl siding is simply traditional vinyl siding with rigid-foam insulation attached behind it. This foam provides several benefits, including better resistance to warping and increased R-value, a measure of the insulation’s effectiveness.
One of the main reasons to install insulated vinyl siding over conventional vinyl siding is for energy efficiency. The insulation is designed for this purpose: to regulate the temperature inside your house and to help reduce the cost of utility bills. Adding insulated vinyl will provide monetary savings and overall make your home more comfortable. In the winter, it will keep the heat inside the home and in the summer it keeps the heat outside- it is a layer of protection that will save you money no matter what the season!
Let MLM Serve You
Take another step towards shoring up your home’s energy efficiency with our highly rated insulated siding. We’ll guide you through the process from start to finish and help you choose the affordable siding product that best meets your needs. Call MLM Home Improvement today or fill out our online contact form now to request a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.