When the siding on your home or property is cracked or damaged, the impact runs deeper than just an unsightly facade. Deteriorating siding in Calgary can have several adverse effects that range from inconvenient to potentially devastating.
Why should I repair my siding?
You’re probably aware that damaged siding will reduce your property value, but homeowners who do not treat their damaged siding may be at risk for several other issues as well.
For starters, siding provides a thick layer of insulation for your home. Therefore, cracks in your siding allow the forces of Mother Nature to take a more significant toll on your home. Your utility bills will rise. When storms hit, they’ll hit your home harder, quickening the decline of your siding. The tears and holes in your siding also promote infiltration by insects and mold growth in your home.
These are just a handful of issues that may pop up when your home has damaged siding in Calgary. Before you enlist the help of a contractor to help spruce up your siding, here are a few questions to ask yourself (or your contractor) to ensure that you’re getting the best help possible.
How badly damaged is my siding?
Depending on the level of decay present in your siding, you may not need to replace your siding completely—it may only require repairs. Minor cracks and hail damage may only require minor maintenance to bring your siding back up to par.
What is my insurance coverage?
You might be surprised to discover that your homeowner’s insurance actually covers your siding replacement. If you’re not sure whether your policy will cover the work, it may be worth calling your insurance company before hunting for a local contractor.
How old is my siding?
Like most parts of your home, siding has a finite lifespan. If it has been a decade or more since your siding was replaced, it may require a total replacement.
What time of year is it?
The materials required to replace your siding will work best when the weather is moderate. The extreme temperatures of summer and fall can wreak havoc on a new siding installation, which is why you should try to schedule your siding work for the spring or fall, when the weather is likely to be more moderate.
Call the pros who know
Not sure of the answer to all of the questions above? There’s nothing to worry about. You just need to enlist the help of the best contractors for siding in Calgary. That’s Rhino Exteriors, Calgary’s siding and roofing pros.
The team behind our family owned and operated business has decades of combined experience that we want to put to work for you. When you’re looking for a talented, knowledgeable team that won’t give you the runaround when it comes to your home repair, make Rhino Exteriors your first and last stop. You can rely on us for all your roofing and siding needs. No job is too big. Contact us today to find out how Rhino Exteriors can help you.