With the volatile weather that we are experiencing the likelihood of a severe storm hitting your area is quite high. Heavy downpours can cause damage to your home and one of the most common issues that homeowners face is siding damage. So, what are some of the signs to look out for when checking for storm damage to your siding?
Clapboard tiles that are missing
Dents or chipping of the siding material
Accumulation of dirt
Tears, ripping or abrasions of the siding material
Instability of the structure
Despite the fact that siding is made to last for a long time, it isn’t completely resistant to damage. Storms usually come with heavy rain and strong gusts of wind that could have an adverse effect on siding material. If you happen to experience storm damage to your home first confirm with your insurance company if the policy will cover the siding damage.
Ensure that any siding repair is done by a professional who is fully qualified and licensed. By doing some basic research you will be able to find a general contractor that is experienced in siding repair and installation.