Modern siding materials like fiber cement and vinyl siding are designed to withstand some tough weather conditions before showing any signs of wear and tear. However, despite their strength and durability, even the best siding can be damaged by extreme snow, hail, and wind storms. To make matters even more challenging, some types of siding damage can remain invisible, slowly getting worse over time until it reaches a point where repairs are no longer viable.
It’s important to familiarize yourself with the first steps to take whenever your home is hit by some bad weather. This way you can minimize the storm’s impact and even avoid future problems by dealing with them right away. Here are a few tips from our experts at A1 Siding & Roofing on how to deal with recently storm-hit siding panels.
Call Professionals Immediately
Schedule a thorough inspection with your local siding contractor as soon as the storm passes. Time is crucial here as you may have gotten severe damage and not know it yet. Most homeowners insurance providers will even require you to mitigate losses by contacting a professional right away. So as soon as the weather is clear and you’ve made sure everyone in your family is safe, your next step should be to call your local roofing and siding company.
It’s unlikely that a contractor will come out on the same day to inspect your siding so in the meantime, walk around your home and document any visible signs of damage you can spot. First, make sure that it is safe to do so. Do not try to get on your roof or onto areas that may have suffered some structural damage. Take pictures of the damage. These can be included in your insurance claim and help make the process go faster.
For all your siding installation, storm restoration and repair needs, turn to our professionals at A1 Siding & Roofing. Give us a call at (603) 627-7339 or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection visit and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Manchester and other neighboring communities.