After a storm, you might find that you need to get a roof, siding or gutter repair. Harsh elements such as high winds, snow, hail and windblown debris can all damage your home’s exterior. Following a weather event, getting a professional inspection is a must. Doing so will allow you to address damage before they turn into expensive repairs.
Here are tips to help you deal with siding damage after a storm.
Get a Professional Inspection
You should have your home’s exterior inspected professionally regularly and after a storm. While waiting for your contractor, you can walk around your property and check for signs of damage. As much as possible, inspect your siding in the ate afternoon because bright sunlight can cast shadows and hide some indications of damage.
Common signs of siding storm damage include holes, cracks, warping, dents, chipping, and buckling. Take photos of the damage if you see them because you can use the documentation when filing an insurance claim.
Even if your insurance provider will send someone to inspect your siding, you should still have it checked by a third-party contractor. Doing so will give you an idea of how much your siding installation or repair would cost. Keep in mind that contractors and insurance companies usually utilize the same software in determining the cost of damage. It means estimates from two parties should not significantly differ.
Don’t Delay Repairs
It’s never a good idea to put off siding repairs. When left unaddressed, siding damage will eventually cause issues to other parts of your home. It can result in water damage in and outside of your house. Where there is excessive moisture, there is the chance that mold and mildew will grow. Besides compromising your indoor air quality, your energy bills may also increase when conditioned or heated air escapes through the gaps in your siding. Save yourself from these problems by dealing with siding problems as soon as possible.
Whether you are planning a gutter installation project or need siding repair, Pechacek’s General Contracting is here to help. Call us at (715) 425-9801 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We work with clients in Hudson, WI, and nearby areas.