Letting damaged house siding go without attention for an extended time can create a series of unfortunate effects for your home. Depending on the nature of the damage and your area’s climate, you could have to deal with problems such as:
- Decreased energy efficiency (so, increased heating and cooling bills)
- Insect infestations
- Water damage, rot, and mold growth
If you notice any of these problems in addition to visible damage (such as breaks and holes), you need a contractor’s help. The solution, however, isn’t always a full-on siding replacement. You can sometimes get the fix you need with a simpler siding repair. Of course, determining which house siding fix may be your home’s best option isn’t as simple as taking a quick glance at it.
Things to Consider
No matter what you find when you examine your house siding, the best way to tell what kind of work you need is to call a reliable contractor. By doing so, you may be able to take a few variables into account and walk away with a pretty good idea of what you may need.
How Long Has Your House Siding Been Damaged?
If your cladding was just affected by a storm that rolled through overnight, for example, the odds of you only needing a repair go way up. But if you’ve ignored your siding damage for too long, nuisances such as infestations or rot may have spread throughout your house siding—especially if it’s made of wood.
What’s the Scale of the Damage?
If a small area of your house siding was damaged in a storm, you can likely expect a repair to solve the problem. Likewise, widespread damage will have to be addressed with a replacement. But whether you’re confident you have the answer or are still unsure after taking a look, an expert contractor will be able to tell following an inspection.
Which Option is Best for Me?
Homeowners in the greater Cleveland, TN, and Chattanooga, TN, areas can count on ALL-TIMATE ROOFING for honest damage assessments, prompt service (including our 24/7 emergency storm damage repair service), and unmatched craftsmanship to restore their house siding to its former glory. We install high-quality vinyl siding and James Hardie fiber cement siding, so you can always expect to get industry-leading products for your home with us on your side. Contact us today to learn more.