This is the time of year that most homeowners around the Twin Cities area are doing exterior maintenance, getting their homes prepped for winter and inspecting the outside of their homes.  Of course, checking your siding should be part of it. After all, your siding is second only to your roof in terms of important elements protecting your home.

So what shape is your siding in? If the siding on your home is looking a bit sad, then it might be time to think about replacing it. How do you know it's time to do that?

There are actually many signs that show siding needs to be replaced.  Here are some things you should look for.

What Are the Indications a Home Needs New Siding?

The Siding Is Damaged: This is a big indicator that perhaps it is time to replace the siding around the home. It is not as strong as it used to be, or it might just be so badly gone that it really needs to be replaced. Whatever the reason, having someone that is able to provide you with the replacement siding that you need is important. You Want a More Energy-Efficient Option: If you're concerned about your energy bills, take a look at the exterior of your home. This is where hot and cold air transfers occur, and where some home improvement projects could make a difference.  Siding is one of those projects. When you need something that is going to keep the cool or hot air inside your home, then new siding can help. Choosing a siding option that provides the home with more insulation and less spots for air to get in and out will help and keeps the energy bills to a minimum and keep people inside comfy.  Our seamless steel siding is terrific for this. You Want More Protection for the Exterior of Your Home:  Your siding is the second most important element protecting your home, after your roof.  If your siding has gaps or loose spots, air and moisture are probably getting underneath.  And that means damaging critters like rodents and insects could be as well.  Moisture seeping underneath siding could result in wood rot, mold, and worse.  Having new siding installed - especially the seamless kind - is a great way to increase the protection from damage and decay that your home has.  How About a New Look?  Wanting to change the way your home looks on the outside is a valid reason for having new siding installed.With many brands, types, styles, and colors on the market, you can be sure that you find something that really speaks to you. Give your home that facelift you want it to have with new siding! Speak with us here to find out how we are able to replace the siding on your home with just the right material for you. Everyone should have beautiful protection on the outside of their home and our siding installation professionals in the Minneapolis area can help make that happen. Metal Roofing & Siding of Minnesota is a division of Quarve Contracting, Inc., a licensed Minnesota home improvement company specializing in energy-efficient exterior products such as seamless steel siding and metal roofing.