Your siding is a crucial layer of protection for your property. So once it gets damaged during a storm, you should see to it that the necessary repairs are done immediately. Otherwise, water could penetrate the material and cause bigger problems for your home.
In this post, roof repair and siding expert Pritchett Roofing Inc. shares a few things you must do to address siding damage after a storm.
Perform a visual inspection to make an initial assessment of the damage to your siding. You may notice cracks, splits or holes caused by the wind or the strong impact of hail. Make sure to take photos of your siding, particularly the damaged sections, so that you can send them as proof when filing an insurance claim.
Your trusted roofing specialist can perform deeper inspections with specialized tests.
Your insurance provider will send someone to check your property and assess the damage. However, you can also call your trusted siding contractor to carry out their own inspection and later perform the necessary repairs. Consulting a third-party contractor will help you check if you are getting a fair assessment and reasonable payout from your insurance company.
Reading your insurance policy helps you identify the benefits you’ll receive after a successful claim. In some cases, homeowners insurance allows the replacement of siding on all four sides of the home even if not all of them were actually damaged. To know the specifics of your insurance policy, review the contract. And if you need clarifications on some details or the process, ask your insurance agent.
Your insurance agent will help you process your claim. They will also be there to offer advice on how to utilize your homeowner’s insurance.
Pritchett Roofing Inc. has an excellent team of experienced professionals who are ready to address all your siding and roof replacement needs. Call us at (770) 345-1622 or fill out this contact form to request an estimate. We serve customers in Canton, GA, and nearby communities.