Sadly, storm damage is just one of those things that homeowners have to deal with from time to time. It is simply a fact of life especially in some states where thunderstorms and hailstorms are common. With severe weather events comes severe siding damage. Ask any siding and roof replacement company and they will tell you that damage such as punctures and cracks on your siding isn’t something to be ignored so in today’s post, Expert Contracting gives you a few tips on how to deal with siding damage after a storm.
Why You Should Repair Siding Damage Right Away
Exterior siding is a vital part of any home. Similar to your roofing system, your siding plays a crucial part in diverting water away from your home but why is this so important? Water damage is your home’s number one enemy. If you have holes or cracks in your siding caused by a storm, it will allow moisture to seep into your walls and, if left alone, can cause leaks in your interiors and even major structural damage which will cost thousands of dollars to repair.
Call an Expert
Immediately after a storm, it is important that you give your siding a close inspection. While punctures, cracks and dents may be easy to spot, sometimes the damage is not so obvious. For this reason, it is best to call in a professional siding and roof repair company.
When a storm damages your siding, your only option may be to replace the affected panels. However, this can be a problem especially if your siding is more than a few years old. There may be color-matching issues if your existing siding is no longer available in the market.
If this is the case for you, you may want to consider re-siding the entire section of your house even if only a few panels were damaged. Speak to trusted siding and roofing companies and ask for advice, however, be wary of so-called storm chasers who show up in your neighborhood in the aftermath of a storm offering good deals but who do questionable work.
If you have recently suffered from a storm and need your siding repaired, be sure to give Expert Contracting a call at (716) 317-1236 or fill out our contact form to get a free inspection. We serve home and business owners in Seneca, NY, and its surrounding communities.