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I Am My Father's Daughter

Growing up in a house full of girls, I unofficially took on the role as my father's only son. So when the time came to fix a leaky sink or change the oil in the family car, it was me that stood by my father's side. Thanks to him and everything he taught me, I am now able to take care of myself and my children in a way that not everyone can. I have tried over the years to engage my own daughter in the same way my father engaged me, but she's currently more interested in playing with dolls than fixing potholes. After my father passed away last year, I vowed to find a way to pass on everything he taught me, this blog is my way of keeping that promise. I truly hope that you learn as much as I have over the years.

I Am My Father's Daughter

3 Signs That You Need New Vinyl Siding

Beatrice Reid

Vinyl siding is a popular choice because it lasts for so long. However, even though it is designed to be durable and to last for years, there does come a point when it needs to be replaced. These are a few signs that you might want to start thinking about replacing your vinyl siding.

1. It's Faded

Faded siding can make your home look much older than it really is. If you want your home to have the most curb appeal, and if you want to maintain its value, you probably do not want to have faded siding. Even though some people do choose to paint their siding, this isn't always a good idea, since the paint doesn't always stick well and since the paint job doesn't always look good. If your siding is starting to fade and is affecting the exterior appearance of your home, now might be the time to buy new siding so that your home can have a fresh, new look again.

2. It's Leaking

Your siding is supposed to protect your home from the elements, but as it gets older, it will start to become less and less effective at this. There are a few ways that you can tell if your siding is leaking, such as by looking for dry rotting or checking your walls for signs of moisture. If your wallpaper is starting to come off of your walls or if your walls feel soft to the touch, as if they have been wet, then this may indicate a leak. If you notice any of these problems, it is imperative to buy new siding before the problems get more serious.

3. There are Visual Imperfections

Even though you might notice an occasional imperfection in your siding, it is important to look for bubbling, cracking, warping and other signs of damage throughout your siding. If you notice this, particularly in multiple spots on the outside of your home, it is probably a sign that your siding is wearing out. This can occur from things like constant exposure to the sun, water damage, and just plain age.

Even though buying new siding for your home might not be cheap, it is an important part of your home. If you notice any of these three signs, now might be the time to buy new siding for your home. Working with good siding contractors can help you determine if this is the case and can give you an idea of how much you'll have to spend to buy new siding for your house.