In most situations, your home siding is pretty tough and can withstand most of the day to day damage and stress that it comes across. Of course some kinds of siding such as aluminum siding are a bit more resilient than others such as vinyl siding but for the most part, it takes quite a bit to really do damage to siding in one go. The exception to this and therefore one of the biggest reasons other than just time that people end up needing to either repair or replace their home siding is hail.
When your home goes through a rough hailstorm, you might look outside and notice a path of destruction ahead of you. Your car might have gotten hit, your windows might be busted and your siding might get pretty dented up. Depending on how bad the damage is and how old your homes siding is anyway, it might be time for some siding replacement. If you have recently gone through a bad hail storm, the best thing to do is to talk to a siding replacement specialist like the ones at Lifetime Windows and Siding. They will be able to tell you if the amount of damage to your home siding is ok and can probably be lived with or if they would suggest going with siding replacement. They can also help you figure out if you want to stick with the same kind of siding that you currently have or if it would be a better idea to switch to a different kind of siding material. If you live in a place that has a lot of extreme weather and hail storms happen with some degree of regularity, the siding replacement experts at Lifetime Windows and Siding might suggest that you instead go with aluminum siding this time around. Generally aluminum siding will cost more upfront than other kinds of siding replacement materials but it is also the siding option that is going to be the best at standing up against future harsh weather. While most of us are not thrilled about putting up more money upfront, it can be well worth it to know that when the next storm comes that you won’t be there freaking out about if the hail or debris from the storm is going to cause a bunch of expensive damage or not. All of that being said, if you live in an area where hail or major storms don’t happen all that often, you will probably be ok going with a less expensive replacement siding option such as vinyl siding. There will always be the chance of it getting dented or damaged in an extreme case but your chances of that happen might be pretty small if you live in an area where that doesn’t happen often. It can be a difficult choice to make but the siding replacement experts at Lifetime Windows and Siding can help you go through all of your options and help you figure out the pros and cons of each and hopefully end up with the right option.