Strong winds and storms are a regular occurrence, and you must be ready for them. It can hurt various components of your home, causing damage like roof leaks or, more commonly, a damaged siding. Your siding takes up a lot of space on your home’s exterior so it takes the brunt of wind damage passing through your area. As such, you want it to be repaired immediately so that your siding can be restored to its previously good condition. Here’s how you can repair storm-damaged siding.
Search for Replacements
When you need to replace your damaged siding, it can be tricky to look for the same materials or panels, especially if the original manufacturer is no longer in business or if the company has phased out the product. If this is the case, you’ll have to look for suitable replacement materials that match or exceed the performance of your previous siding system. However, you should keep in mind that your insurance policy may not cover all the work or the material costs.
Understand Your Coverage
When you have an insurance policy, don’t automatically assume that you’ll be covered. You must read the stipulations carefully and the fine print so that you know what’s included and what’s not. In turn, this lets you understand your coverage more so that you can prepare for any additional costs in the future. For example, your insurance provider might include an extra provision for replacing the entire siding of your home.
Creating a Claim
Before filing an insurance claim, make sure that you contact a skilled contractor like Tony’s Roof Care to help give you an estimate. This helps you gain a better understanding as to whether the estimate is accurate because insurance adjusters use the same software as contractors to calculate the cost of the damage. Also, be sure to contact your insurance agent, not the insurance company, when filing a claim. Filing too many claims might result in your insurance provider dropping you.
Tony’s Roof Care is a family-owned and -operated company that takes pride in superior workmanship and customer service. If you are in need of a roof replacement or repair, we’re the name you can trust! Call us at (253) 841-7779, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.