Jan 25, 2018

When to Replace Siding: Top Four Signs

One of the biggest determinants of a home’s curb appeal is its siding.  More important than that is the material’s ability to act as a protective membrane of your home.  Old house siding that’s worn out should be swiftly addressed in order to prevent further severe damage.  If you’re wondering when to replace your siding, look out for the four signs below that spell trouble for your home.

1. Faded, Bubbled, Or Warped Siding

If your siding is no longer smooth, bubbling signals serious troubles.  That’s because it’s an indication that water has become trapped within the siding. When this happens, dry rot occurs.   Full eradication of dry rot is crucial because failure to do so can result in it reappearing.  The only way to kill dry rot is to kill its source of moisture.  Once this has been accomplished, the affected areas must be dried completely.  From there, the fungus that caused the dry rot must be treated before damage can be repaired.  In most cases, a siding’s color is designed to last as long as the material.  If your home’s exterior siding has aged to the point where the siding color has discolored, it’s often proof that the old house siding has reached the end of its lifespan.house

2. Mold & Peeling Interior Paint From Siding Water Damage

If your home seems to have quickly taken on a musty odor, it’s probable your siding is to blame.  Why?  Siding that has the inability to ward off moisture will allow moisture to infiltrate your home.  Mold growth near a siding’s seams is a telltale sign this is happening.  Interior paint that continuously needs touch-up due to peeling is another way to tell that water is penetrating your home’s siding and reaching all the way to the interior.  Ignoring this problem can be costly and pose a health hazard to your family.

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3. Infestation By Mice & Ants In Siding

Here’s a scary fact, a dime-sized hole is a large enough space for an adult mouse to squeeze through.  This fact alone should make you closely reexamine your siding for any holes.  Mice that find their way through can become trapped between your home’s siding and walls.  If you’ve got wooden siding, beware of termites that can compromise its integrity by feeding on it.  With termites, come the woodpeckers that feed on them.   A reliable gutter system, like LeafGuard® can assist with prevention because it filters water away from home.  Without water, termites cannot survive.  Better yet, opt for a maintenance-free siding, such as LP® SmartSide® that wards off these pests altogether.


4. A Spike in Utility Bills

There can be many reasons for this including failed windows and insufficient insulation.  However, if a reputable professional has already helped you rule those out, your siding may be to blame.  This is because cracks in your siding can invite exterior air into your home, overworking your HVAC system.


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House Siding Reviews:

"Lindus Construction did two projects for us: a siding project around the garage door and installing new gutters with LeafGuard®. Both teams were very professional and kept me informed on their progress. They were professional, courteous and on time while performing very high quality work. Very pleased with the work and highly recommend Lindus Construction."

Darold J.
Wayzata, MN
October 18, 2023

"From sales to customer service phone calls to installation, we had a pretty great experience with Lindus.  Gabe and his crew worked a siding project for us and we couldn't be happier with their work.  They were professional and cleaned up after themselves.  We look forward to not only finishing the siding with Lindus but also working with them on future projects."

Amy J.
Carver, MN
October 1, 2023

"The teams that installed our siding and replacement gutters did a great job and were hard workers. They completed the job in a timely manner, were respectful to our property, cleaned up well and thoroughly completed all of the requested tasks. Ben West helped solve several unique issues that came up during our siding installation and is an all-around great guy. Our sales guy, Jake Calleja, was always responsive and on top of everything. And, gave great design advice as well! Very happy with the results of this project." 

Nancy M.
Burnsville, MN
August 27, 2023

"We had a very good experience with Lindus Construction from the very beginning with Lucas Trickle. Lucas explained all the products for the siding and gutters. And he answered any questions that we had. The work was done two months before we expected. The workers worked hard and cleaned up everything before leaving our property. We are very satisfied with the finished product."

Mary D.
St. Paul, MN
June 29, 2023

"Very pleased with work completed by Lindus. Lucas was very thorough in pulling together the estimate and siding/roofing work met our expectations. The crews also did a good job cleaning up the work site once their work was done. Would definitely recommend them."

Mary M.
Woodbury, MN
June 25, 2023

"I really appreciated all the help from Lindus through this work and the quality of workers that you have on your crews.  I really appreciated the work and cooperation!"

Marsha T.
New Prague, MN
June 7, 2023
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