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When it’s Time to Replace My Siding?

Vinyl siding is a common home exterior material used as outer cladding. However, vinyl or what is known as “hard board” siding is receptive to rot and deterioration when exposed to the elements.As a homeowner, you may have a lot of questions regarding the vinyl siding. How do I know when it’s time to replace my siding? Or what type of siding do I have? Do I need to replace it? To address these concerns, we, as your dedicated siding contractors in Seattle, will outline some definitive signs to watch for. First will need to identify the type of product and then when it’s time to consider a replacement.

How to Identify Siding Type?

One of the most common siding types installed in Seattle, Washington, is vinyl beaded smooth siding.Some of the cons of vinyl siding are that it will begin to fade and lose its appearance a few years after installation. Hot temperatures cause vinyl siding to release toxins that can be hazardous to the environment. If you see any of these signs on your siding, you know it’s time to consider replacement: cracked, warped, or rotting siding, blisters or bubbles on your siding, fungus, mold, or mildew, and severely faded siding.

Also, vinyl will crack on bend under pressure that would require replace siding to repair. In addition, vinyl can be viewed as a lower-quality material by potential home buyers.
We always recommend that vinyl be replaced with hardieplank siding to maintain the original integrity of the building structure.

The best product to replace the hard board siding with is James Hardie lap siding. It is known for its durability, appearance, and fire resistance. Hardie board siding is created by James Hardie and is known as cement board siding.

​Hardie siding is explicitly engineered for climates that may experience strong sunlight, salty sea air of the coast, and humid heat. It features protection from termites, animals, and pests. Comes primed for field-applied paint — complete exterior available in lap, shingle, panel fascia, trim, and soffit. JamesHardie provides a 30-year warranty for their products.

What James Hardie Siding Works Best for Your Home?

​When you are not sure which style of siding goes best with the architecture of your home, KV construction LLC can guide and inform you of all the siding options.
As a James Hardie alliance contractor, we are knowledgeable on all James Hardie materials. Contact us now to discuss your next siding project.