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FAQ’s – How can I tell if my home’s siding needs to be replaced?

How can I tell if my home's siding needs to be replaced?

Different types of siding have wildly different lifespans. Vinyl siding tends to be the most durable, commonly lasting from 40 to 60 years, and sometimes even longer. Aluminum siding has a shorter lifespan of about 30 years. Wood siding can potentially last up to 40 years but usually requires regular maintenance to make it past 20 years.

Regardless of what kind of siding you have on your home in Minnesota, it’ll probably need to be replaced sooner or later. Here are a few of the most common signs that your siding is due for replacement:

  • Your siding is visibly loose. This tends to be the most obvious sign that siding replacement is needed. When siding begins to degrade it will literally fall off the side of your home in Minnesota, leaving it vulnerable to rain, wind and snow.
  • Your siding is cracked or warped. All kinds of siding will be weathered over time and eventually, they’ll show signs of strain. Depending on how widespread the damage is, you may only need to replace some of your home’s siding or all of it.
  • Pests have been drilling holes into your siding. Termites, carpenter ants and carpenter bees are all common pests in Minnesota that are known to hollow out siding. To make matters worse, woodpeckers will often make more holes in your siding by trying to feed on these insects.
  • You discover rot on your wooden siding. You’ll notice rot on your wooden siding if it becomes soft or warped. If not addressed quickly enough, rotten siding will begin to crumble away. Make sure to have rotten siding replaced before your home in Minnesota is fully exposed to the elements.