Wind Damage to Siding: All You Need to Know

If you have suffered wind damage to siding due to a storm you may need to do some replacements. Even worse, you may need to do a complete repair of your sidings.

If this is the case then you should learn all that you can about siding damage. Knowing as much as you can will help you make decisions about your repairs. Here is a look at what you need to know about wind damage to your siding.

Vinyl Siding Damage

Vinyl sidings are among the most enduring and low maintenance siding you can get, but they can suffer serious wind damage in a storm. After heavy winds you may notice that there are breaks, holes, chips and cracks in your siding.

This damage is often suffered not just from the wind but from debris that went flying in the storm. If you notice a lot of damage you should know repair or replacement is inevitable.

Aluminum Siding Damage

Dings and dents in your aluminum siding is proof that you have wind damage. You may even notice that your aluminum sidings have been ripped off completely.

If there was a hail storm damage to your siding it may not be evident until you do a closer examination. Do the examination early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid the glare of the sun.

Repairing Wind Damage to Siding

Wind damage repair for your sidings can get expensive and you may be tempted to get cheap repairs from out of town companies.

Often when a storm passes through an area, storm chasing companies crop up to do cheap repairs. The problem is that they have no roots and will often take advantage of you before moving on to the next area that has storm damage. You should be aware of this and only use reputable companies.

Making Claims

You may be thinking that you need to go about collecting as many estimates for the repairs as possible. In fact, you may think that this is the best thing to do before submitting a claim to your insurance company.

However, this not always the case. It is best to find a contractor who is able to work along with your insurance agent to ensure that you make a comprehensive claim that covers all the costs. This level of transparency protects you from scammers who may be trying to defraud you.

Ready for Repairs

Getting ready to repair wind damage to siding can seem like an overwhelming task. However, if you take the time to carefully examine the damage that has happened you will have a better idea about exactly what you should do.

Be sure to do due diligence before you hire someone to help you with your repairs. It is always best to choose a contractor who is willing to work with your insurance company to get the best deal possible.

If you would like help remodeling your home, do not hesitate to contact us.

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