How to Handle Storm-Damaged Siding
The roof is not the only part of your home that sustains damage after a storm. Siding, in particular, often requires as much work as a storm-damaged roof. In this blog, hail damaged siding restoration contractor Kat Construction shares an overview of how to handle storm-damaged siding.
Matching Siding Material
One of the challenges of fixing storm-damaged siding is finding siding that matches the existing one, which can be difficult if a particular type of siding is discontinued. In addition to a possible color mismatch—which can be remedied by painting—there’s a chance that the new siding may not fit at all.
Certain types of siding can be snapped on and may not be compatible with available replacements. You have better chances of finding a suitable replacement with the original siding contractor you hired. Lacking that option, you should try to find a contractor that’s certified by the same company that manufactured the siding product. Alternatively, a hail damaged roof repair contractor like us can offer you other options if matching replacements can’t be found.
Don’t wait until your home gets damaged before reading up on what your insurance policy does and doesn’t cover. The last thing you want is finding out too late that your policy only covers roof damage, which would then lead to an unplanned out-of-the-pocket repair expense. Check every provision in case you overlook it; some policies include extra provisions for re-siding the whole house, even if only one part of the home is damaged. The same provision may also be applicable if matching replacement siding can’t be found.
Filing Your Claim
Similar to roofing claims, insurance providers require a detailed assessment of the damage, as well as a written estimate of the repair costs. This is why you’ll need a siding contractor like us, who has the experience working with insurance providers. While we don’t have control over how fast insurance companies file claims, we can make sure that you have all the requirements needed to ensure timely processing.
KAT Construction is your leading repair of wind, storm and hail damage repair services. Give us a call at (612) 260-1144 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in St. Paul, Rochester, and Duluth, MN.