Apr 05, 2016

7 Signs Your Siding is Failing

Your siding…it’s your home’s most dominant exterior feature and likely one of the first things a guest notices when they pull up to your doorstep.  From a protective standpoint, your siding’s primary purpose is to protect your residence from nature’s elements.  The lifespan of a property’s siding greatly depends on the material it is composed of.  This makes it so important to recognize signs that siding is nearing the end of its lifespan so that it can be replaced before substantial damage occurs.

1. Animal infestation

If mice have been able to finagle their way between your home’s siding and walls, it’s most definitely time to remedy the situation with new siding.  Termites can also compromise the integrity of a home’s wooden siding by feeding on it.  A reliable gutter system can assist with prevention because it filters water away from home.  Without water, termites cannot survive.

2. Missing or Protruding Nails

If nails are protruding, rusty or gone, it can signal that your siding has undergone shifting.  If the nails are rusty, it’s evidence that moisture damage can be present.

3. Wooden Siding That Needs Constant Repainting

 If your home has wooden siding and the paint is continuously chipping off, it’s an indicator that the wood itself is no longer reliable enough to keep your home protected.  Replace it ASAP or be sorry later.

4. Faded Siding

The color on the siding is designed to last as long as the material itself.  Once siding becomes so faded that it is vastly different from its initial color, it’s a warning flag that the siding is no longer acting as a safeguard for your home and needs to be replaced.

5. Peeling Interior Paint

This can signal that water is penetrating your home’s siding and reaching its interior.  Failure to address this problem can lead to expensive interior damage.

6. Mold on Drywall or Siding

A musty smell or mold growing on your drywall can indicate that your siding is no longer properly protecting your home and that moisture is getting into its interior.  Mold growing on the siding itself, particularly near the seams, is a signal that water is permeating the siding.

7. Increased Utility Bills

You should immediately become suspicious if your utility bills increase for an unknown reason.  While your siding is not automatically to blame, it can be a culprit.  That’s because cracking in your siding allows outside air to filter into your home, making your HVAC system work harder than it should.

If you notice any of these signs of siding failure, don’t risk further damage to your home. Contact Lindus Construction to get started on your home’s siding replacement.

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I was extremely pleased with the quality of work done by Lindus. They installed six large picture windows, replaced all my old siding with new LP® Smartside®, replaced the soffit and fascia, and installed their LeafGuard® Gutters. I highly recommend checking them out.  Their responsiveness, ability to make suggestions that met my needs, and professionalism were top notch. Pricewise, they were in the ballpark with competitors, maybe slightly more, but they're worth it." 

Ryan C.
Webster, WI
August 23, 2022

"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

"We had Lindus install new LP SmartSide® and SeasonGuard Windows.  A great installation by professional crews. We could not be happier. Sure glad we went with Lindus!"

Mark S.
Brooklyn Park, MN
June 20, 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

"Lindus Construction was great to work with. We had hail damage to our roof, siding and windows. They really went to bat for us with the insurance company which was greatly appreciated.  The crews that did the work were friendly and very professional. They really know what they are doing and work together extremely well. We are so very happy with the results. We will have no hesitation to use this company in the future."

David L.
Baldwin, WI
April 5, 2023
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