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Your home’s siding is among its greatest assets. It protects the interior from pests and water damage, keeps your energy bills low, and contributes to the value and curb appeal of your home. But if your siding is old and in disrepair, what does that mean for your home?
Keep your home warm and protected and improve its appearance and value with professional siding replacement services from Armadillo Roofing.
Our Siding Replacement Consultation Process
We don’t believe in high-pressure sales tactics to sell our products and services. We only recommend what you actually need. One of our skilled technicians evaluates your home to determine exactly what services your home’s siding needs.
The siding replacement consultation process at Armadillo Roofing happens in three steps:
STEP ONE: Free Consultation
We come out to your house and discuss your needs. We talk product types and colors, budget, and timeline.
Our team also may ask questions about any problem areas you’ve noticed, if you’ve seen signs of water damage or infestation, or whether your energy bills have increased over the years.
It’s our goal to gather as much information as we possibly can to help us make the best, most informed recommendations.
This consultation costs you nothing. There’s never any pressure to buy.
STEP TWO: Exterior Analysis
Our technicians know what to look for when it comes to siding replacement.
We walk all around your home’s exterior, getting up on a ladder if necessary, and check over your home’s siding.
We may poke and prod your siding; this is helpful in giving you the most thorough evaluation of the condition and problem areas of your siding.
Any areas of concern are noted for further discussion with you.
STEP THREE: Estimate
Once we’ve gotten all the information we need, we put together an estimate with recommendations on the types of products we feel are best to fit into your budget and your home’s design.
This estimate is designed to be as complete as possible so you can make the most informed decision regarding your home’s siding as possible.
We firmly stand by the quality of our products, the skill of our siding technicians, and our commitment to customer service, and we believe you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better value for the price than you’ll get with Armadillo Roofing!
Types of Siding We Work With
At Armadillo Roofing, we carry only the best siding brands available on the market, such as James Hardie. We believe that high-quality products paired with experienced, careful installation create siding solutions that last, protecting your home for years to come.
Choose from any of a variety of types and brands of siding for your home’s siding replacement, including:
Aluminum is great if you live somewhere with lots of moisture, as you’re less likely to see moisture damage.
Aluminum siding comes in various thicknesses and, depending on its construction, can provide exceptional insulation properties for your home. It comes in a variety of styles and colors, or it can be painted to suit your needs.
However, aluminum often dents much more easily than other types of siding. Exposure to the elements over time can cause aluminum siding to flake or become chalky, which can lead to an unsightly appearance.
Brick is among the most attractive and abundant siding options on the market.
It’s also highly sustainable, as bricks can be re-purposed in a variety of ways once they’ve served their purpose as siding for your home.
While among the least versatile of all siding options – bricks don’t really come in a lot of colors or styles – choosing brick gets you a low-maintenance, environmentally friendly home exterior.
Brick siding is water and fire resistant, making it an attractive choice for many homeowners.
Cedar siding is a type of wooden siding made from cedar trees. It’s long been in use on homes and commercial buildings. It comes in a variety of profiles and styles, and can be stained or painted to create whatever look you want.
Cedar siding has remained a popular choice for those who want to use wooden siding on their homes because it withstands the elements, especially moisture and hail, better than other types of wooden siding. Planks of cedar siding can be reused once they’re done serving their purpose on your home, making it a more environmentally friendly and sustainable form of siding than most.
Stucco is made from cement, sand, lime, and water and is applied in three coats over a lath base. It is fire-resistant and provides excellent insulation, making it a popular choice in the Southwest where it’s often hotter outside.
Because of its labor-intensive installation, stucco siding can be more expensive than other siding options. However, it also can last a long time – up to 50 years – and the smooth finish makes it less likely to become damaged by moisture or infested by bugs or other pests.
Introduced in the 1950s, vinyl siding quickly has become one of the most popular, durable siding solutions on the market.
It is made largely of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and comes in a wide variety of styles and colors.
Vinyl siding is very easy to maintain, occasionally needing some cleaning, and can last between 20 and 40 years under good conditions.
One major downside to vinyl siding is that it’s not as environmentally friendly or sustainable as other siding options.
Wooden siding is one of the most versatile types of siding, and has been in use for centuries. You can get wooden siding in a variety of species, sizes, and styles, and it can be stained or painted to nearly any color you can imagine.
This type of siding comes in multiple styles, including shingles, clapboards, drop siding, vertical boards, and sheet siding to meet your design needs.
Wooden siding is sustainable and environmentally friendly, but certain species of wood are more susceptible to water damage, rot, or bug infestation than others.
When to Replace Your Siding
Siding can hide a lot of ills, especially if those problems are only under the surface. Bug infestation, water damage, and mold all can lurk beneath the siding panels, causing you and your family difficulties.
While some signs that your siding needs to be replaced may be obvious, determining when you need new siding isn’t always easy.
Here are some things to look for in your siding to determine whether or not it’s time to replace:
Your siding may become the target of woodpeckers, squirrels, or insects, leading to more problems than you expected.
Wooden siding is especially susceptible to wildlife damage, but if your home’s siding has holes or cracks, animals can take that as an invitation to make themselves at home.
If you’ve noticed more frequent noises in certain areas of your home, or see animals living in your siding, it’s time to think about getting it replaced.
Extreme heat or moisture can cause siding – especially wooden siding – to bubble or blister. This is the sign of an issue with your siding, either the product itself or the installation.
If you see blistering or bubbling on your siding, it’s time to contact a siding contractor for an evaluation of the damage. And don’t just replace the siding without addressing the underlying problem; if it caused problems one time and wasn’t remedied, it will cause problems again.
Cracked siding can occur for a number of reasons, including damage from the weather, extreme sun exposure, faulty materials, or just the age of your siding.
But cracked siding also leads to increased chances that your siding’s underlayment may take on moisture, which can cause mold and damage to widespread sections of the underlayment as well as the interior of your home.
If you have a couple cracked panels, you may only need to replace them without a full-scale siding change. But if your home has widespread cracked panels, or the damage to the underlayment is severe, you may be looking at a full replacement.
If your home has wooden siding, it can become the target of dry rot. This fungus is fueled by moisture and weakens the structure of your siding.
Some signs of dry rot include:
- An earthy, soil-like or mushroom-like odor
- Patches of rust-colored “dust” around your home
- Damaged timber
- Visible fungal growth on your siding
Besides just looking awful, dry rot can decrease your siding’s ability to properly protect your home from the elements, leading to increased energy bills and damage inside your home.
When you have wooden siding, there’s always a certain amount of upkeep that must be done. Staining or painting your siding is one of these tasks.
If you’re tired of the cost and hassle of painting or staining your siding, even once every decade, it may be time to look at a solution that doesn’t require this amount of upkeep.
Weather can be unpredictable, sometimes bringing high winds and hail. Both of these conditions can cause significant damage to your home’s siding, making it less effective at protecting your home.
Chipping, denting, cracking, and missing siding panels all are signs that your home has been subject to wind or hail damage.
Just because you can’t see the damage also doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Hail can penetrate the underlayment on your siding, ruining its use as a barrier against water and other external elements. If you have had high winds or hail recently, it’s a good idea to get your home evaluated for damage and possible siding replacement.
If you’ve noticed your energy bills creeping upward, either slowly over time or suddenly, it could mean you’ve got siding that’s no longer doing one of its major intended jobs.
New, more energy-efficient siding can give your home an extra layer of protection against the elements, keeping the temperate air indoors where you want it and decreasing your energy bills.
The paint and wallpaper on your interior walls is meant to last. But when you see peeling, especially of relatively new finishes, it can be a sign of moisture or heat damage.
Sometimes, this damage is the result of poor insulation from bad siding, which lets heat and moisture creep into the walls of your home.
Your home’s siding panels can become loose due to wind damage, poor installation, or even your home settling.
However, loose siding panels cannot properly protect your home and must be replaced.
In many cases only a small section becomes loose at a time. However, in severe cases there may be a need to replace the siding all around the home.
Over time, your siding’s color will fade a bit, especially areas that are in direct sunlight.
However, if there’s a big difference in color in areas of your home, this can be a sign that the siding on the faded sections of your home is weaker and not up to the job of protecting your home.
If you’re facing a situation where you’ve got faded siding, color matching can be challenging.
In these cases, it’s often better to just replace your siding entirely than to attempt to color-match and have an uneven look.
Adding onto your home is great for your home’s value and the ability of your family to live comfortably.
However, if you’ve added a new section to your home, you’ve likely got a problem matching the siding color and type with the rest of your home.
Mismatched siding can lead to uneven heating and cooling, as well as a negative overall impression of your home. Replacing the siding so everything matches is the best course of action to preserve your home’s curb appeal and keep its value high.
Beauty may not be everything, but when your home sticks out like a sore thumb because of its outdated siding color, it can cause a negative impact on your home’s value and the impression people have of it.
And, if your home’s siding has a color that hasn’t been popular in a few presidential administrations, it’s likely that it’s coming to the end of its lifespan, anyway.
Siding Replacement Cost
The cost of replacing your siding depends greatly on a variety of factors, including:
- The type of siding you choose
- The brand of siding you choose
- How much siding you need
- Whether your underlayment is
- in good condition or needs replacing
- Whether there are any other underlying issues that contributed to the need to replace your siding that need remedied
- The cost of labor and materials
An experienced siding professional can give you a better idea of what to expect when it comes to replacing your home’s siding.
Siding Cost Per Square Foot
The total cost of your siding is dependent on the type, brand, and even color of siding you choose.
Some types of siding, such as vinyl, will be less expensive overall than others, such as stucco, but there’s a wide range of prices in each category.
How Much Siding to Buy
Calculating how much siding your home needs requires more than just knowing how big your home is. There’s trim, soffit and fascia, and a variety of other factors that play into the total square footage of siding your home needs.
To begin understanding the amount of siding you need, follow these directions:
- Measure the height of your house from the top of the foundation to the eaves. Then measure around the perimeter of your house. Multiply the height by the perimeter to get the square footage.
- Measure the height and length of each gable. Multiply the height of each gable by the length, then multiply by .5 to get the gable square footage.
- Add the square footage from Step 1 to the gable square footage from Step 2 to get the total square footage of your home.
- Divide the total square footage by 100 to determine the number of squares of siding you need. A square is a 10’ x 10’ area of siding, equal to 100 square feet.
- The number of squares you calculate determines how much siding you’ll need to order.