chicago's best vinyl siding installers

Chicago’s Best Replacement Vinyl Siding Installers

Replacing vinyl siding or installing vinyl siding for the first time on your Chicago home is a big investment, but it’s an investment that will pay off in the end. Increased curb appeal. Greater fuel efficiency. Higher home value. And, protecting your home from the elements. Those are all great reasons to swap out your old vinyl siding for premium vinyl siding from American Thermal Window. But, how do you tell if it’s time to replace your siding? Visible damage isn’t the only reason it’s time to replace your siding.

Hail Damage

Hail can be detrimental for your vinyl siding. If after a hailstorm you start to notice cracking, chipping, and denting you may have fallen victim to hail damage. Hail damage stops vinyl siding from providing a good protective barrier for your home against the elements. It’s a good idea to replace your vinyl siding if it gets damaged during a hail storm. It’s also a good idea to check with your insurance company to see if that damage is covered or not.

Bubbled & Blistering Siding

Chicago is well known for blistering hot summers, and this year you can expect record highs. When siding is exposed to heat or moisture it can bubble or blister. Depending on the size of the damaged area you could choose to replace just the affected area or replace it all. Either way you choose, American Thermal Window will help discern what caused the problem and how to prevent it.

Damage due to Animals

Animals can do massive damage burrowing around or while trying to get to where it is warm during the winter months. Bugs, birds, rodents, and more can damage your wood siding making themselves at home. Replace your old wood siding with vinyl siding to help prevent this and to make it easier to correct if problems do occur. 

Dry Rot

Dry rot is primarily a problem with homes which have wood siding. Dry rot occurs when the wood is wet and over time starts to decompose. Plants like fungus love to grow in environments like that and help to further the decomposition. 

Cracked Siding

If your siding is cracked water is able to penetrate into the underlayment. Over time this will cause serious damage. Usually, siding is only cracked in a few places, and if that is the cause with your home, it’s okay to replace just those areas. If large areas of your home have cracked vinyl siding, it’s time to consider replacing it all.

Loose Siding

Loose siding can happen over time, but other causes include wind damage, the building settling, or bad installation. No matter why your siding is loose, it’s important to get that addressed. Loose siding doesn’t create a good protective barrier for your home.

Outdated Color

Maybe you loved the color when you purchased the home, but not you don’t. Or, you purchased the home in spite the color. If you don’t like the color, chances are others won’t either. Swap out your oddly colored vinyl siding to a different color and increase your curb appeal.

Home Addition

If you are getting an addition on your home, it may be the perfect time to replace your old vinyl siding. It will ensure the vinyl siding on the new addition will perfectly match the siding on the rest of your home.

High Utility Bills

High utility bills are a fine example of a non-visible reason to think about replacing your vinyl siding. As we replace the vinyl siding we can add high-end insulation and house wrap to better insulate your home and decrease those out of control utility bills.

Peeling Interior Paint and Wallpaper

If you are noticing peeling or bubbling paint on the walls of your home which are on the exterior of your home, then water may be coming in from the outside. You’ll want to investigate this problem ASAP as water damage can be very destructive. If the water is seeping in due to your siding, then make sure to get it replaced.

Faded Siding

If you’re noticing your siding fading those faded spots tend to correlate with weaker spots of the vinyl siding. Usually, this means the siding is at the end of its life and needs to get replaced sooner than later.

Chicago’s Best Window and Door Company

American Thermal Window has over 35 years experience installing windows and doors throughout Chicagoland and is considered Chicago’s top rated window and door company. Everyone on the team is top notch and very experienced in selling and installing windows and doors. The showroom, located at the corner of Milwaukee and Central Ave in Chicago offers many displays showcasing the different window and door options available.

Contact American Thermal Window

To learn more email info@americanthermalwindow.com or call (773) 774-3131