Your exterior siding is designed to withstand some intense weather conditions. That does not mean, however, that it will not sustain damage. A single severe storm, or the cumulative effect of many years of exposure to the elements, can cause extensive damage that requires professional repair or, in some cases, a complete replacement.
Here are the various kinds of damage your siding can sustain from storms.
- Cracks – Often appearing after hailstorms, cracks usually run parallel to your siding. You can also see them in half-circles between the valley and ridges of your siding panels.
- Holes – Like cracks, these can be caused by hailstorms and flying debris. Holes are more severe than cracks, though, often requiring siding replacement at once to keep your home protected comprehensively. Siding holes can also negatively affect your energy efficiency, causing a surge in your bills. An expert remodeling company like Up and Above Contractors can help replace your damaged siding when needed.
- Chipping – Siding without inward flexibility can suffer from chips caused by powerful blows. They may not be easy to spot, but looking underneath the panel section is a good place to start.
The HardieZone® System
Siding damage isn’t the cheapest repair job around, so it’s understandable if you want to avoid it as much as possible. That said, it’s wise to invest in a durable siding specifically engineered to resist damage caused by storms. Thankfully, James Hardie® fiber cement siding does just that. These siding products come with their very own HardieZone® system that doesn’t only resist rots and other storm-related issues, but also keep your exterior looking great for years to come.
Need a professional home improvement company to install James Hardie siding on your home? Look no further than Up and Above Contractors. We are the leading experts when it comes to home exterior needs. To schedule a FREE consultation, call us at (973) 531-4225, or complete our form today. We serve homeowners in Sparta, Hackettstown, Wantage, NY, and the nearby communities.