Extreme weather events can cause significant damage to your home’s exterior, especially the siding. Experts recommend contacting a local siding contractor for an inspection after a serious storm. If there are problems, make sure not to address them immediately to avoid costly repairs in the future.
Read on for tips on how to deal with siding damage after a storm.
Know Your Insurance Policy Coverage
Review your insurance policy to determine which kinds of siding it does and does not cover. Some policies may include provision for residing the entire house while others only cover the affected areas.
If only a part of your siding needs replacement, it may be a challenge to find a material that exactly resembles the existing siding. The manufacturer may no longer be producing the same product or not in business anymore. If this is the case, you want to consider a whole-house siding replacement. For quality siding replacement services, turn to Peninsula Siding Company, Inc. We only install top-grade materials from leading manufacturers, such as LP SmartSide® and James Hardie®.
Contact Your Insurance Provider
Before filing a claim, contact a reputable local contractor first for an inspection and estimate. The estimate from your contractor and the insurance company should be similar. Most insurance companies use similar software as contractors to find out how much the damages cost.
You should also take photos and videos of the damage because you can use them to support your claim. It will be helpful to keep a record of all your conversations with your insurer and contractor. It prevents you from forgetting essential information. Write down the people you have spoken to when it happened and the details of the conversation. You can use this record in case you encounter issues during the insurance claim process.
At Peninsula Siding Company, Inc., we are here to help with your exterior siding needs. We install high-quality, long-lasting, and fire retardant siding. Give us a call at (650) 287-4208 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.