When your siding is cracked, dented or damaged, it can make your residential property look unappealing from the outside. It can also reduce the energy efficiency of your home, which then leads to higher energy costs. So, when should you repair or replace your siding? A siding and roof replacement company explains here.
You Should Repair Your Siding When…
There is storm damage. If an extreme weather event — such as a hailstorm — has left your siding damaged, it would be a smart move to file a claim with your insurance company. This way, your siding can be professionally inspected, and the repair costs can be reimbursed.
Only a few boards are in bad shape. Is your siding showing signs of failure, such as chips and cracks, but still under product warranty? Let a siding specialist take a good look at it. A reputable contractor will do their best to match the damaged boards and make the difference less noticeable.
You Should Replace Your Siding When…
Frequent repairs are needed. If you are continually taking care of splits, cracks or peeling paint, it is high time you replace your existing siding. Vinyl siding is a durable material that will not break your budget.
Energy efficiency should be improved. Better insulation will not only improve the appearance and stability of the siding itself, but it can reduce the amount of energy used in your home, therefore improving its overall energy efficiency. Insulated siding keeps out heat during summer and keeps out cold during winter, enhancing the comfort inside your home.
When it is time to repair or replace your damaged siding, give Burr Roofing, Siding, & Windows a call at (203) 660-2009 or complete this online form. We install and maintain James Hardie®, vinyl and cedar siding. You can also count on us to install metal roofing.