The most straightforward siding repair involves simply applying new siding to fix the damage. One way to check to see if you need to consider this route is to look at the condition of your old siding. If it looks pretty bad, then chances are you will need to replace it. You can ask to see the previous siding before you decide to go this route, but if you’re hoping to get into the attic or back towards the basement in the event of a severe storm, it’s not likely you’ll get excellent results. If your siding repair only requires patching up holes or cracks, you may not even need to replace it all. If your house looks pretty spiffy already, then this may be all you need to do.
If, on the other hand, you do need to replace your siding for some reason, chances are you will find the task to be more than just a little daunting. One thing to keep in mind is that the appearance of your home’s exterior does not necessarily have to correlate with the actual extent of damage it may have suffered. For instance, many people believe that a roof that has suffered extreme weather damage will look completely destroyed. But this is not necessarily true. If your roof is suffering from hail damage but overall looks pretty good, this might indicate that all that is needed is a fresh coat of paint and you can have your old home back to normal. A more extensive roof repair job, though, could require complete reconstruction of your shingles and other materials.
Similarly, if your home has suffered exterior damage from winds, hail, ice, rain or whatever else, but the interior seems to be holding up fine, you may simply want to chalk it up to age and decay and repair as needed. In many cases, however, if you take a direct hit without any visible damages, your home’s exterior structure will take the brunt of the shock, including any shingles or other materials that were damaged during the impact. If you’re facing this type of situation, it’s best to contact a professional siding repair service in your area before deciding to attempt to patch your own roof. There are several reasons why this is the case, which we’ll discuss below.
One of the main reasons you should leave this task to a professional siding repair company is because repairing the integrity of your home’s outer layer can have a number of long-term consequences. For example, in many areas of the United States, especially cities, it’s required that you replace your asphalt and tar roof with new, thicker, more durable materials like shingles. However, even though new roofs are built to withstand more impacts, older ones may still be at risk of developing cracks. These cracks, combined with precipitation, winds and other factors, can weaken the roof’s underlying materials, which ultimately leads to leaks and cracks. Replacing your asphalt and tar roofs yourself can actually increase your chances of developing future leaks and cracks.
If you live on a single, long island type property and are faced with this problem, another reason you should leave the job of siding repair to professionals is because vinyl siding replacement on a single, long island home can be incredibly expensive. Even on the most upscale homes in the most luxurious areas of the country, replacing vinyl siding on a single, long island home can be extremely expensive. A typical homeowner would need to save up for many years, spread out the cost over a long period of time, and in the end have their home looking like a disaster. This isn’t the case when doing siding repair. Because vinyl siding repairs do not take away or add to wear and tear on the home’s outer layer, a single, long island house can be completely restored to its original appearance in as little as a few hours.
Water damage is one of the main reasons homeowners choose to hire a contractor to perform siding repair instead of doing it themselves. Water damage can lead to mold growth on walls and ceilings, which is unsightly and unhealthy. On top of the mold growth, if you do not get your home flooded, you will also find that hiring a contractor will be less costly than replacing all of your walls and ceilings, since these parts of your home may never need to be replaced. Another advantage of hiring a professional contractor, as opposed to doing it yourself, is that a contractor will have the necessary experience in dealing with water damage so they’ll be able to completely understand the damage you have, and know exactly what needs to be done to fix it.
Of course, homeowners do not always want to spend as much money as they need to. If you decide to take on the task yourself, it is important to understand how much the job will cost you and whether or not there is anything that can be done about it. Whether you choose to hire a contractor to do your chimney siding repair, or whether you are comfortable doing it yourself, taking care of minor home repairs such as replacing broken windows, installing new siding, and other projects is not something that should be taken lightly, but it does not have to be extremely expensive.