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4 Things to Know about Your Siding

August 5th, 2015 | 2 min. read

4 Things to Know about Your Siding

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Sometimes, repairs are no longer enough to fix your siding problems. Replacing your siding could be the only solution. Nevertheless, it is understandable if you have no idea how to go about it. After all, there are many factors involved in improving your home’s siding.

To help you become more familiar with how to improve your home’s comfort and energy efficiency, Southwest Exteriors lists the four things you should know about your siding.

1. Know when it’s time to replace your siding

When you see signs of sagging, cracking, blistering, buckling, or discoloration, then it is probably time to contact us to install your new siding in San Antonio. Another indication is mold growth. If your home’s structure is attracting termites and pests, there is a presence of moisture or leaks in your siding. Check your siding and if it’s no longer functional as it was before; perhaps it’s time to call us for possible siding replacement.

2. Choose the right siding

The key to successful siding replacement is choosing the right one. There are factors you should consider, including style, climate, maintenance, and cost. For instance, vinyl and wood siding may not perform well in hot climates or in areas where temperatures change drastically. The cost is another factor. Set your budget first so that you can narrow down your choices based on price and cost-effectiveness. The durability is another important factor. Our James Hardie® siding products provide strong support to your home. It lasts long and can take on extreme weather conditions.

3. Learn the process of siding replacement

Having an idea on how siding replacement is done can help you ensure that the contractor is doing the job properly. The process usually involves the removal of the old siding, inspection for damages, application of weather-resistant barrier, and the installation of siding according to James Hardie’s standards and guidelines.

4. Find the right contractor

Your choice of contractor could ensure the success of your San Antonio siding replacement project. You need someone who has many years of experience, along with the right certifications and permits to do the job. Southwest Exteriors is a James Hardie® Preferred Remodeler, which means that we have met all quality standards and industry practices.

Once you keep all these factors in mind, you will successfully replace your siding. This will then allow you to enjoy its benefits such as better curb appeal, energy efficiency, and higher resale value. For more information, call us at (210) 757-4224.