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Expert Siding Replacement Services
The siding replacement process is often thought of as stressful and overwhelming. While we can’t promise that a siding replacement will ever be enjoyable, if you hire our experts for your project, we can promise that we’ll do everything we can to make the process easy for you. As you plan your upcoming project, we are here to help you decide when you schedule your remodel and which replacement material to choose.
If you want to learn more about our siding replacement services, we’d be happy to chat with you during a free, no-obligation consultation. To schedule a time to meet with us, please call 636-757-3925 or contact us online.
How to Tell When You Need to Schedule Your Siding Replacement
Too often, we work with homeowners who have put off their siding replacement for as long as possible. This often leads to the development of even more damage. You can help prevent this by looking for signs of common damage. If you notice any of the following signs, it’s time to get your replacement on the books sooner rather than later.
Your Siding Is Bubbled or Blistered
When you see areas of your siding that are bubbling up, this is one of the telltale signs that you have an issue with your exterior. Bubbled or blistered areas on your siding typically form when water is trapped beneath it, so your siding is no longer able to properly do its job.
Your Siding Is Warped or Cracked
Have you noticed small cracks in your siding? While your first thought may be that they’re not a big deal, the truth is that even small cracks can lead to big problems like moisture intrusion.
You’ll also want to keep an eye out for warped areas of your siding. If you touch the warped areas and it gives a bit under the pressure, it could mean that there is rot beneath your siding, which needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
Your Siding Is Faded
When you notice your siding is severely faded after years of exposure to the sun, you might assume it’s nothing more than a cosmetic issue. However, the reality is that very faded siding usually means its weatherproofing properties are no longer working properly. Before the damage gets worse, we recommend replacing your siding.
Your Energy Bills Are Increasing
Have you noticed that your energy bills are going up, even though you’ve maintained smart energy habits? Your inefficient siding could be the cause behind the higher bills. When your siding no longer provides adequate insulation from the outside temperatures, your heating and cooling system has to work harder to keep your home comfortable.
By replacing your siding with a more efficient material, you just might notice a direct impact on your bill.
Paint and Wallpaper Are Peeling Inside Your Home
When your siding is failing, it can affect more than just the outside of your home. Take a look around the inside of your home and you might notice that your wallpaper or interior paint is starting to peel away from the wall.
When this happens, it can be a sign that moisture is underneath your siding and affecting your interior walls.
Fungus and Mold Are Growing on Your Siding
Take a close look at your siding. What do you see? If you notice mold, mildew, or fungi growing on your exterior, your first thought might be to start cleaning. While sometimes, that’s all it takes to remove these growths, it’s more likely that you need to schedule a replacement.
Mold, fungi, and mildew are an indication that there is moisture penetrating your siding, and it’s only a matter of time before the issues get worse.
Popular Siding Replacement Materials
Once you notice any of the above signs and decide to move forward with your siding replacement, the next step is to choose the right replacement material for your exterior. Fortunately, we’re here to help make the process easier for you.
One of the most popular siding materials here in Missouri is vinyl siding, which is a budget-friendly option that comes in several different styles and colors. Many of our customers choose vinyl siding because it is a low-maintenance material and made to be durable throughout all four seasons.
Other homeowners, however, don’t love the look of vinyl siding compared to other materials. When deciding if this is the best choice for your home, we recommend looking through some design examples so you can get a better sense of whether it fits your style.
CertainTeed Vinyl Siding
We believe in providing the best products to our customers, which is why we’re proud to install CERTAplank vinyl siding from CertainTeed. This high-quality material option is made from sturdy polyvinyl chloride (PVC), so it can withstand our Missouri weather extremes.
This siding material is available in countless style options and it is energy efficient so your home stays at a comfortable temperature without excess strain on your HVAC system.
Fiber Cement Siding
Another popular siding option with our customers is fiber cement. Made from a unique blend of Portland cement, water, wood pulp, and silica sand, this material is known for its durability. While it usually has a higher upfront cost compared to vinyl siding, it can have a longer lifespan and require fewer repairs over the years.
Much like vinyl siding, fiber cement requires very little maintenance to keep it looking nice. All you need to do is rinse it with a hose a couple of times per year to clean off dirt and debris.
James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding
We are proud to install the most popular fiber cement siding option in the country: James Hardie siding. Compared to other materials, James Hardie siding is 30% more fade-resistant, so your exterior color remains vibrant for years.
James Hardie siding is also backed by a 30-year non-prorated warranty on materials and a 15-year non-fade warranty on its paint, so you can have peace of mind that your investment is protected.
What to Expect During the Siding Replacement Process
After deciding which material to use for your replacement, you can get your project on the books. Here’s a closer look at what to expect during the process.
To start, we’ll remove your old siding as well as underlying materials like the insulation. To do this, we use special tools so the removal process is as efficient as possible. Depending on the size of your home and the type of siding material you have, this process can take anywhere from several hours to a few days.
Inspection and Repairs
After we finish removing the old siding, we’ll examine the area beneath it, checking for any signs of damage like mold or mildew growth. We’ll also check the framing to ensure there is no structural damage.
If we find any concerning issues, we’ll repair them before moving forward with the installation. This helps to ensure that there won’t be any issues once your new siding material is in place.
Insulation and Waterproofing
Next up, we’ll install insulation to help give you an extra barrier of protection against fluctuating temperatures. If you wish to have an extra layer of protection, this is also when we can install a waterproofing wrap around your home to help prevent moisture damage.
Finally, it’s time to install your new siding material! We’ll place the new siding boards over the existing exterior walls, attaching them with nails or screws for a secure finish. Once they’re in place, we’ll seal any gaps with caulk to help protect your home from air, water, or pest intrusion.
After the installation of the new materials is finished, we’ll take the time to do a thorough clean-up, removing any debris like the old siding materials, nails, screws, dust, etc. Then, we’ll do a final inspection of your new siding to ensure everything is perfect.
Why Choose Siding Express?
Since your siding helps to protect your home from the elements, you don’t want to take the risk of hiring an inexperienced installer for your replacement project. Here at Siding Express, we are proud to be experts in our field, working with countless local homeowners to revamp their exteriors.
When you hire us for your siding replacement, you can feel confident that we’ll use the best materials and installation techniques so your investment lasts.
Schedule Your Siding Replacement Today
When your siding starts to fail, don’t put off your siding replacement until the issues worsen. Instead, if you live in St Charles, Wildwood, Ballwin, Chesterfield, Creve Coeur, Kirkwood, Ladue, Sunset Hills, or the surrounding areas, call us today at 636-757-3925 or contact us online to set up a free consultation and request a free estimate.
Siding Replacement FAQs
Is a siding replacement a good investment?
Yes! Here in Missouri, a vinyl siding replacement has an average return on investment of 90.1% and a fiber cement siding replacement offers an average ROI of 89.8%.
Can I replace my siding myself?
Tackling a DIY siding replacement is not for the faint of heart. Unless you have previous siding experience, it’s better to leave this project to the pros. Mistakes during the installation process often lead to performance issues down the road, which will only cost you more money to fix.