Damage to your siding caused by a storm can be difficult to deal with, especially when it’s on a large portion of your exterior, and it affects your indoor spaces, too. Here’s what to do with siding damage after a recent storm.
The first thing you should do is to go outside and check your siding as soon as it’s safe to do so. Late afternoon or early evening is usually a good time for this since there’s still enough light outside to see clearly. Hail, debris and other things that impacted your siding at high speeds may have caused dents, cracks, holes and chipping. Grab your phone or your camera, and take pictures of all the damage on your siding.
Consider Siding Replacement
Siding replacement may be recommended by experts if the damage is extensive. Keep in mind that the cost of your new siding will depend on the kind of siding material you’ll choose. Higher quality materials also mean higher costs. If your current siding has the possibility of warping or developing holes and moisture damage, a full siding replacement might be a good investment.
Get an Estimate From a Third-Party Contractor
An insurance company typically assigns a contractor to do an estimate of your siding repair or replacement costs, but you’re free to hire your own siding contractor if you’re more comfortable with that. Different companies have similar criteria for estimates, but comparing different perspectives and quotes will help you ensure you’re getting a good deal.
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