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Your siding is one of the first things people see when they visit your home, and it’s one of the only things standing between the elements and your family. While siding repair and maintenance might not be at the top of your home improvement list, it’s incredibly consequential to the structural integrity of your home while also boosting curb appeal and property value. So what happens when your siding begins to show signs of damage? You risk exposing your home to water damage, rot, and deterioration, among other things. Figuring out warning signs of damaged siding can help you tackle the issue early on and avoid costly repairs. Below our contractors share common red flags to watch out for when assessing your siding. 

Cracked, warped, or rotting siding

The most obvious sign something is wrong with your siding is visible damage like cracks, holes, warped panels, and rot. Cracks and holes invite water into your home. Whenever water enters your home, so do wood rot and pesky insects like termites. If your siding displays these visible signs of damage, it can’t perform its vital role of protecting you from the elements. 

Blisters or bubbles

Blisters or bubbles beneath the surface of your siding point to one thing—water damage. The bubbles and blisters indicate water is trapped inside your siding. Your siding’s job is to keep moisture out, so if you spot blistering or bubbles, your siding is no longer doing its job. 

Fungus, mold, or mildew growth

If you spy mold or mildew on your interior drywall, you have a moisture problem stemming from damaged siding. Once water penetrates your siding, it has failed. Most of the time, you’ll spot mold growth immediately, but other times you might not notice it until significant damage occurs. One of the telltale signs of fungus, mold, or mildew growth is an unpleasant, musty smell. Hiring a highly rated siding contractor to remove the rotting siding is your best option for protecting your home. 

Faded siding 

Generally, well-maintained paint will last up to 25 years on CertainTeed siding. If you spot peeling, faded, or missing patches of color, your siding isn’t weatherproofing anymore. Faded paint isn’t just cosmetic; it also seals and protects your siding from the elements. Not paying attention to this issue leaves your siding exposed, allowing moisture in.  

Higher energy bills

A not-so-obvious sign of damaged siding? High utility bills. If you feel drafts around windows and doors or switches and electrical outlets, chances are you might need additional insulation and new siding. Your siding retains heat and cold, insulating you from the elements. Damaged siding doesn’t offer any protection, which reflects in your higher-than-normal utility bills. 

Why Choose Romero Roofing & Siding for Your Siding Repair?Man assessing siding of a home

At Romero Roofing & Siding, we are here to ensure your home is safe, sound, and secure with our expert siding services. Whether you need several panels repaired or are ready for a completely new look, our siding contractors guarantee 100% satisfaction. Contact us at 610-487-0262 for a free estimate. 


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