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Dangers of Not Updating Old Siding

When your home has old siding, it may be something that you think is simply an eye-sore but not a real danger. Unfortunately, this is not the case. If you ignore old siding, the problems that come with it could escalate rather quickly. There are several problems that can come from it. Here are some of the most common problems that stem from not updating old siding to new siding in a timely manner.

Water Damage Could Become a Major Problem

As siding ages, it becomes weaker. This means that water could get behind the siding and sit there. This could lead to problems with mold and mildew, not only on your siding, but also on the studs of your home. Eventually, this mold could make its way through your insulation and your drywall. The longer you ignore the problem, the worse it can get.

Your Energy Bills Will Remain High

Old siding is not as energy efficient as newer siding. This means that when it gets colder or warmer outside than you are comfortable with, and you need to use your furnace or air conditioning, it is going to cost you more. If you replace your siding with a more efficient option, your bills will be able to decrease, allowing the siding to slowly pay for itself.

Old Siding Can Cost You When Selling Your House

Having old siding can decrease how much you sell your home for. Old siding simply does not look as nice as new siding. It can lead to a decrease in curb appeal, which can also lead to lower offers on your home. A small investment now of upgraded siding now, could end up with the potential of you selling your home for more in the future. Even if you do not plan to sell your home any time soon, the look of your home could also reduce how much you love your home while living them.

Want to find out what siding options would be best for your home? Then contact us here at Stanley Exteriors. We can help you find a siding that is within your budget and keep your home safe from these types of dangers.

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