How a Full Home Siding Replacement Affects Your Interior
Your home’s siding does more for your home than merely providing it with a pleasant exterior appearance. When properly installed and maintained, your siding protects your exterior surfaces from environmental threats such as moisture, sunlight, pests, and wind. And as it turns out, your home’s interior benefits from sturdy siding as well. After all, the more protected your home is from the outside, the more secure it is on the inside, too. Receiving brand new siding will also affect your interior spaces -- it’s all connected, for better and for worse. Here’s how a full home siding replacement job affects your interior both during and after the process so you know what to expect.
What to Know About Siding Replacements
Cause Walls to Shake During Installation
Depending on the type of siding you’re having removed and/or installed, your walls may shake during parts of the process. While this movement alone shouldn’t do any damage to your interiors, it can cause hanging objects to shift around and fall. If you want to protect your interior paint job and fragile items (e.g., picture frames, glass trinkets, etc.), make sure you remove them and keep them in a safe place until the full siding replacement is complete.
Make Your Interiors Temporarily Uncomfortable During Installation
While a siding repair may only take a day or two to complete, a full siding replacement can take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. While this project is performed section by section, portions of your home will be somewhat vulnerable at any given point of the process. Simply put, areas that don’t currently feature siding will be less secure and won’t provide the adjacent interior walls with much insulation. As such, your home’s interior temperature might fluctuate much more than you’re used to while the process takes place. For this reason, it’s often recommended to invest in siding replacement when temperatures are consistently moderate (i.e., late spring, early/late summer).
Helps You Control Your Internal Climate
Though your home’s internal temperature will likely be in flux during a full siding replacement, the final result will provide you with much more control over your home’s internal climate. As mentioned earlier, one of the main purposes of replacing siding is to enhance a home’s insulative properties. A well-insulated home mitigates heat transfer from within and without. This means you’ll have an easier time keeping your home warm when it’s cold outside and cool when it’s hot outside. Better climate control also translates to more energy efficiency, since it takes less energy to maintain a steady interior climate with strong siding and insulation. In other words, a full home siding replacement can provide you with a more comfortable and energy-efficient interior.
Prevents Water Damage
One surefire sign of siding deterioration is interior water damage. When siding and/or insulation loses its integrity, it has a harder time keeping moisture outside of your walls. Eventually, this moisture intrusion can make its way into the drywall itself, leading to mold and other problems. A full siding replacement, then, refreshes the moisture barrier that keeps your interior dry.
Protecting Both Sides of Your Home with Siding Replacement
Though you might think of siding as mainly an exterior feature, it’s essential for maintaining your home’s interior as well. At Anderson Painting, our experts know what to look for when examining siding for potential problems, and we can oversee all types of siding repair and replacement projects to keep your home safe from the inside out. To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at email@example.com!