Storm Siding Damage and How to Prevent It

Depending on the amount of damage your home’s exterior has sustained from a recent storm, a full siding and window replacement may be needed. This is often necessary, especially if the damage is caused by flying debris and wind-driven hail. But with help from reputable contractors such as New Image Elite, you’ll have nothing to worry about. Below are some of the common siding types and how they can be damaged by storms:

 

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Stucco Damage

 

Stucco is normally resistant to light and moderate weather, but severe storms such as large hail, flying debris, and tornado-speed winds can cause great damage to the material. The most common form of damage are holes punched into the stucco, with most of them being large and easy to recognize. However, other holes may be smaller and require closer inspection to be detected. 

 

Vinyl Siding Damage

 

While durable under normal conditions, even vinyl siding can suffer major damage in a storm. Here are some of the most common types of storm damage you’ll find in this material:

 

  • Chipping – A chip is a small piece of siding that has been broken off. This is typically in the shape of a half-circle at the bottom of a siding panel ridge where the siding has no inward flexibility to absorb a direct hit. 

 

  • Cracking – Cracks are splits that run parallel to the siding, often in half-circles, and are usually found mid-way between the valley and ridges of the panel. if your hired contractor finds several cracks on your home’s exterior, they’ll probably suggest a full siding replacement.

 

Why You Should Trust the HardieZone® System

 

For decades, James Hardie® has made the most beautiful, durable, and reliable siding products on the market. Here’s why James Hardie is trusted by many homeowners:

 

  • Durability You Can Rely On – Our James Hardie products will look great for years, which lets you save more time and money in the long run. With James Hardie’s added benefit of ColorPlus® Technology, which is a baked-on color option that resists fading, you won’t need much maintenance to keep your siding looking great!

 

  • Made to Withstand Extreme Climates – Our products are made to stand up to the demands of your local climate and are categorized efficiently with the HardieZone System. The system provides siding with specific performance attributes relative to the climate where the product is being used. This also gives you the ability to choose the best siding material for your home.

 

With New Image Elite, you can count on the best siding and gutter repair company to take good care of your home improvement needs. To get in touch with us, call at (301) 934-5454 or fill out our online contact form. Talk to us today!