Premiere Windows in Columbia, SC is dedicated to helping you keep your home intact and replacing vinyl siding if necessary. Siding is usually damaged by storms, and wear and tear. It can be frightening to think that a simple thunderstorm could turn into a severe storm, such as a tornado causing an immense amount of expensive damage to the siding on your home.
Most Common Types of Siding Damage:
Siding chips occur when a small piece of the vinyl siding breaks off, it is generally in the form of a half circle. Chips are usually small but they can also be large. A large chip can be the result of a piece of debris hitting the siding during a storm or even if a bike leans up against the side of the house in the same spot eventually the siding can become weak and chip. There is even the possibility that the chip can cause nearby siding to weaken and become damaged. Chips often go unnoticed because they are most commonly found underneath a section of the panel.
Siding holes are can occur from a severe storm, where large hail, trees, and flying debris hit the siding, causing a hole. When your siding has a hole in it, you lose some support and your home is unprotected from the elements and even small rodents. Holes should be repaired as soon as possible. Vinyl siding is very resistant to the elements and debris, but it is not immune to siding repairs.
Similar to holes, breaks are usually caused by severe storms, tornados, or other types of violent weather such as wind. Once a section of your siding breaks not only is it unattractive, it no longer protects your home from the elements. Siding breaks can occur in places where you may not notice them right away, such as under nether the siding or near the roof (where the roof overhangs and part of the siding is slightly hidden. Just like holes, breaks need to be repaired as soon as possible.
Cracking is defined as cracks or splits parallel to your siding. Much like chips, they often appear as half circles. Chips are usually found half way between the ridges or valleys of the siding. Your home’s siding can crack if it’s been hit by debris such as a tree branch or heavy flying objects. Extreme heat and cold can also cause the siding to weaken and crack.
At Premiere, we are not only expert window installers, but are also siding specialists. We are a family business that opened our doors in 2008 and we value and understand how important your home is to your family. We always check with the homeowner before doing any extra work. Additionally, we will come to your home and do a free inspection with no obligation. Contact our siding repair experts today!