When a severe weather event like a storm passes your area, it can cause critical damage to your siding. At this point, you can have your siding repaired or replaced. It can be quite a pain to deal with this situation. To help you, here are some tips on how you can resolve storm-damaged siding.
Find a Suitable Match
When you need to replace damaged siding, it can be tricky to look for the same siding panels. This is especially true if the original manufacturer has phased out the product or if they’re no longer in business. In this case, you can choose to re-side the whole house or find similar or better alternatives to improve your home’s exterior and performance. However, you’ll need to closely look at your insurance to see if it will cover the work or the materials.
Signs of Siding Damage
While siding materials like vinyl are inherently durable, low maintenance and beautiful, they can be critically damaged during a storm. Here are some of the most prominent signs:
- Cracking: Splits or cracks that run parallel to your siding, often in half circles, can be found in the gaps, such as the ridges and valleys of the siding panel.
- Chipping: You’ll know when you’ve encountered siding chipping if you find pieces of your siding have broken off. This damage typically comes in the shape of a half-circle located below your siding panel ridge where impact resistance is at a minimum. You can easily see it when looking up from beneath your panel section.
- Breaking and holes: After a storm passes, you might notice holes or broken portions on your siding caused by large hailstones and debris. At this point, it can no longer protect your home from the elements and will cause a drop in energy efficiency.
To resolve these issues, you’ll need to call on your siding replacement contractor to help you with this situation. Make sure that you have it inspected so that you can plan your course of action accordingly. Don’t hesitate to have it repaired or replaced since you’ll end up spending more if other portions of your home get damaged in the process.
Twin Cities Siding Professionals is a trusted siding contractor. We use only high-quality products, such as James Hardie® siding. Call us today at (651) 967-0873, or fill out this form to tell us about your project. We have worked with thousands of customers in Minneapolis and St. Paul.