SIDING REPLACEMENT & INSTALLATION IN SOUTHERN PA, DE, & NJ
A siding installation company you can rely on, Tycos carries only the highest quality products from leading siding brands.
Rejuvenate and Protect Your Home or Business
Siding is integral to protecting residential and commercial structures. Compromised siding allows moisture penetration and pest infestations that will eventually undermine the structure. Your siding needs to be cleaned and maintained. It must eventually be replaced as well either because the material has reached the end of its expected life or because siding damage is too extensive to repair. If the time has come to replace your siding, turn to the siding replacement experts at Tycos. Our company has extensive siding installation experience. We use only the best materials, and our expert siding installers deliver impeccable craftsmanship each and every time. If you’re ready to move forward with siding replacement or want professional advice on how to proceed, contact us for an on-site consultation.
Siding Replacement vs. Siding Repair
Whether you should repair or replace comes down to the age of the siding, the expected lifespan of the material, and the extent of the damage. If you’re unsure, we’d be happy to conduct a professional inspection and provide you with an evaluation and recommendation. In many cases, siding replacement is the superior option. It provides an opportunity to thoroughly assess the underlying structure and make any necessary repairs. New siding provides better insulation and results in reduced heating and cooling costs. It allows for a uniform aesthetic and thus enhanced curb appeal, and the real estate industry estimates that new siding typically increases value by more than 130% of the project cost.
How to Tell If Siding Should Be Replaced
Both fiber cement and vinyl siding can last for many decades when properly installed and well maintained. If your siding has been well maintained and is in good condition, we recommend considering a replacement in the immediate years leading up to the end of its expected lifespan. It is better to replace your siding proactively rather than in a response to the issues that will occur with old age. There are also indications that you should replace your siding now regardless of how old it is. These include water damage, rot, mold, bubbling paint, and even high energy bills.
All siding should be cleaned annually and will require some maintenance. If your siding requires regular or extensive maintenance, then that is usually an indication of a more fundamental problem. Siding replacement will eliminate the costs and time associated with that ongoing maintenance.
High energy bills
Worn siding is among the leading causes of energy loss, and that results in increased costs when heating and cooling your home or business. Many home and business owners can significantly lower their energy costs with siding replacement and perhaps even more by selecting a higher R-value.
Bubbling or Blistering Paint
Fiber cement will need to be repainted every seven to 15 years. Fading color is often an indication that it is time to repaint. Bubbling, blistering, and peeling are more serious indications. Even old paint should not do this normally, and it usually indicates moisture penetration.
Water Damage, Rot, and Mold
Any water penetration is serious cause for concern that will eventually undermine the structure and attract pests. Rot can also be caused by mold, mildew, algae, and fungal growth. Light growth can be cleaned by hand or via pressure washing, but deeper growth will require replacement.
Cracks and Other Fundamental Flaws
Even a small crack or gap can be a serious problem because it allows pest and water infiltration. Hail and other bad storms can cause cracking, but such flaws can also develop over time. Small imperfections can be fixed if caught early enough but can become quite serious quickly if not.
The Materials We Work With
Our siding specialists can replace the many different types of siding used throughout the Delaware Valley, and that includes removing stucco. For your new siding, we can install either fiber cement or vinyl.
Vinyl is a popular siding option that is available in a wide range of styles, textures, and colors. This material is durable and long lasting, requires little to no maintenance, and is available in an insulated form for a higher R-value.
Tycos chooses the James Hardie brand because it makes the best fiber cement siding available. Fiber cement continues to be a top choice for homes because it lasts for 50 years or more, and it gives a home an attractive, traditional aesthetic.
Many homeowners with stucco siding are choosing to move on to either fiber cement or vinyl. If you’d like to as well, our stucco removal experts can remove all of the stucco from your home and prepare the underlying structure for its new siding.
Tycos Repairs Siding Too
Siding replacement is not always the most cost-effective option. Perhaps your siding is relatively new or will only require reasonable repairs, and in that case, you can rely on Tycos for professional siding repair. We have siding repair specialists who can remove the compromised siding, replace it with the same type of siding, and then finish it in a manner that provides your home a uniform look.
Choose Tycos for Your Siding Replacement & Installation Services
When you choose Tycos, you do so with the peace of mind that we’ll install your high-quality siding the right way the first time around and stand behind our work. If you’d like to schedule an on-site consultation or have any questions about siding replacement, call us today or contact us online.