Your siding serves a dual purpose. It not only makes the exterior of your house look great but also keeps your home protected from the elements. Unfortunately, even the highest-quality siding may get damaged over time and will need to be repaired or replaced. But to be able to decide whether to have your siding repaired or replaced you will need to understand the extent of the damage.
In today’s post, top siding and roofing contractor 9hammers will explain the common types of siding damage to help you through the decision-making process.
When To Repair Your Siding
Depending on the type of material you have, most problems can easily be repaired. Vinyl siding is a popular option due to its relatively low cost and easy maintenance. However, vinyl siding is fairly brittle and can easily be cracked or dented even by minor impacts. The good news is that siding is easily repaired by removing only the affected boards and installing new boards into place.
The same applies to wood, aluminum and most other siding materials. If you hire a conscientious and honest general contractor, they will tell you that only the affected boards will need to be repaired without a costly, full-blown replacement.
When To Replace Your Siding
While most siding damage is easily repaired, there are some times when a full replacement is inevitable and even more cost-efficient in the long run. If your siding is reaching the end of its lifespan or too many boards are damaged, this could seriously harm the exposed structure underneath. If this is the case, you should probably consider a full replacement.
If you notice any sort of damage on your siding do not wait for it to get worse. Give your trusted siding and window installation service provider 9Hammers a call right away at (540) 730-1681 or fill out our contact form so we can assess the problem and deal with it accordingly.