Emergency Siding Repair Services: Five Key Points to Consider
For whatever reason, you are in a situation where you need to find emergency siding repair services for your property. You will need to find a company to do repairs on your siding, but you want them to make sure your roof, gutters, doors, and windows are secure also. Here are five key points to consider before the professional emergency siding repair service begins working on your property.
1. Find Out About New and Replacement Siding
You already know that this emergency siding repair service will install new and replacement siding. But you need to find out what kinds. For instance, compared to other types of siding, vinyl siding is much easier to re-install if it has been ripped off in heavy winds (above 110 mph). This is a key consideration, especially if your property is in an area that experiences frequent heavy windstorms. Also, vinyl siding is available in an incredible variety of colors, styles and thicknesses. You can have the look of cedar siding, clapboard, and more, to create the look that is perfect for your home. This may be a good time to consider making a change.
2. Find Out About New and Replacement Windows
If you need to replace any windows, make sure to ask if energy efficient windows will be installed. As a homeowner, you can reduce your home’s energy needs by choosing these types of windows. It has been shown that energy bills can increase when air escapes through drafty windows. And prices vary, so do your research: wood window replacement, for example, as reported by Remodeling Magazine’s yearly report of Cost vs Value, costs around $12,299. At $11,319, vinyl window replacement is less expensive.
3. Find Out About Repairs to Aluminum and Copper Gutters
Sometimes the work done by an emergency siding repair service has to extend beyond the damaged areas to contiguous areas of your home, such as gutters and windows. Ask if the company handles gutter installation and repairs, as well as installing new and replacement windows. Efficient gutter installation and proper gutter maintenance will protect other areas of the home such as custom windows and doors from being flooded with rainwater and debris, both of which are potentially damaging to your property.
4. Find Out About Durability
You want your new siding to last as long as possible. As projects go, replacing your siding is a big project. It’s not a project you want to tackle again any sooner than is absolutely necessary. Durability should be a key consideration in the selection of materials to replace your siding.
5. Don’t Forget About Curb Appeal!
If you’ve never had to replace siding, this point might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But looks count and the siding on your home needs to complement the look of your house. Ask the company to show you a portfolio of their completed projects. Remember, good curb appeal will add to the resale value of your property.
When we are faced with making a decision about emergency repairs to our property, there’s not much time to take action. But it’s important to find out as much as possible before starting the repair work. Being informed is a key factor in not only finding a good repair company to complete your project; being informed will also help you find the best value and lead you to a project that is completed to your satisfaction.