Old Siding on House

How to Tell if Your Home Needs New Siding

Replacing your home’s siding with new is a big project – one that is both vital to the appearance of your house, as well as its overall health. Once you see a need for siding repair or replacement on your Kansas City home, it is best to act quickly to avoid any unnecessary damage and costs. But how do you know when the time is right for new siding?

Three imperfections that can alert you to the need for new siding on your home include:

Discolored or Faded Siding
If your home’s siding has become discolored or begun to fade, it is probably a good idea to take a closer look at it. Examine whether the fading is simply due to an unfortunate paint job, or if the discoloration is a sign of bigger problems that new siding can help fix.

Warped or Damaged Siding
Siding that no longer lays flat against your house needs to be addressed as soon as possible. You may be able to patch the area with a form of siding repair, or it may be time to completely replace the exterior of your home with new siding.

Old Siding
A typical home’s siding will last somewhere between 10 to 20 years. After this point, your siding will not be as effective as it should be, resulting in poor insulation and overall home protection. If your siding is over two decades old, it is time to install new.

If your home exhibits any of the above signs, start the siding replacement process today by finding a style that fits your needs. McCray Lumber and Millwork is proud to offer the best siding in the industry with options from both LP® SmartSide and James Hardie™ that are perfect for Kansas City homes. To learn more about your new siding options, visit McCray Lumber and Millwork today.