Winter can really wreak havoc on your home’s siding. Between strong winds, damaging sleet and snow drifts, a lot of houses sustain siding damage during the winter months. We specialize in siding replacement in Edina and the surrounding areas, and we have a few suggestions for you if you’ve noticed your home’s siding is damaged this winter and how to try to prevent it in the first place.
No matter what kind of siding you have, it is susceptible to weather-related issues, but it seems that wood siding can sometimes take a brunt of the damage. If it’s a particularly snowy Minnesota winter, the lamination around the wood can come off, and that leaves the wood open to rotting and other moisture issues. Vinyl can sometimes be just as susceptible: extremely cold temperatures can make it brittle, which can sometimes cause cracks and breaks. However, neither of these should deter you from these types of siding. This time of damage does not happen that often.
Preventing damage to your house’s siding and the need for siding replacement is as easy as brushing snow and ice off of the sides of your house after a winter storm is over and it’s safe to go outside. Just use a broom and go from top to bottom. Keep an eye out for sharp icicles falling from the siding and for slick spots on the ground too.
While you’re brushing the snow and ice off of your siding, you should also be keeping an eye out for rips, tears, missing pieces and other signs that you will need siding replacement done. Write down where you noticed the damage, and be sure you take pictures as well in case you have to file an insurance claim. Try to take some video too, just in case your insurance company wants to see it.
If you spot damage to your house’s siding, be sure to give our siding replacement company a call to make an appointment. We can stop by your house to assess the damage and then, depending on the weather, we can schedule your appointment. We know how important it is to have siding on your house, and we will always do what we can do get the replacement work done as soon and as quickly as possible.
If you would like more information on siding replacement in Edina or the surrounding area, call Eastern Roofing & Siding at 651-238-1313, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.