Your vinyl siding blew off. Do you try just replace the panel & try to match the colors to the rest of the house? Does homeowners insurance cover wind damage to siding? DIY or hire a local siding contractors?
Replacing siding can make your home a lot more attractive, giving it a look that adds character and curb appeal. It can also make your home more energy efficient by keeping heat in and saving on utility bills Siding replacement has consistently been one of the best home improvement projects for adding value to your home and is one of the few projects that can show a direct return on your investment.
If you have replaced old siding with new siding, then you may be both competent and confident enough to take this exterior restoration project on yourself. The Do it yourself path will most often save you money, but it can take longer to complete and there’s no guarantee your craftmanship will last. For instance, we offer a 10 year warranty. Also, this will take much longer than a weekend. Local siding contractors working full time can take only half the time to side a home depending on the size and the weather conditions. If an expert takes weeks to finish siding a home, your do-it-yourself siding project will most likely exceed that amount.
If you have had little to no experience putting vinyl siding on homes, leave it up to trusted local siding contractors to help. Siding installation may look relatively easy, but this is not for beginners. Working around corners, eaves, soffits and fascia, along with trimming openings like windows, screens, and doors; are all technical aspects of the project that can be easy to get wrong.
If you choose to replace the siding yourself, you need to know the extent of the storm damage to figure out whether to repair or completely remove old siding. Often times, when you have an expert who understands what to look for when approaching your insurance company about help covering damages, they will pay for a full replacement.
Some factors to consider: You need to know how to spot, repair, and replace where mold, water, or vermin have damaged it. Most people don’t. If you have someone who does next to you when an insurance adjuster is at your house, your chances of getting more of the damages are much higher.
Know what you’re getting yourself into before you begin to DIY your siding project…