Siding damage caused by storms can happen at nearly any time. No matter how short the storm was, over time, your material will deteriorate. This is the reason why you have to address certain issues immediately. In this post, we will explain why and discuss the things you can do.
Exterior siding is a vital part of any home as it diverts the water away from your interiors. Keep in mind that, should you have holes or cracks in your siding caused by a storm, it will allow moisture to seep into your walls, which would cause leaks. If this is not inspected and fixed immediately, structural damage may occur, costing you more than you have expected.
What You Can Do
- Source similar items: If you’re trying to replace damaged siding, it can be tricky to look for materials that look like the ones that you currently have. This is the reason why you have to source similar replacement materials that match or go beyond the performance of your previous home siding. However, you need to be mindful that your insurance policy might not cover all of the labor or material costs.
- Hire a trained siding contractor: Remember that there is always a risk of failure when doing DIY repairs. Prevent this by calling a professional residential siding contractor to work on the task. With this, you will save time and money due to costly fixes in the future.
- Communicate with your insurance company: Schedule a meeting with your insurance company to file a claim and cover your siding replacement or repair. An inspection will be done, and documentation must be provided to verify the damage.
When it comes to exterior construction, The Badger Company can handle it all, including roofing, siding, gutters, insulation and storm damage restoration. Schedule an appointment with us at (608) 413-3627, or get a free consultation here.