Last week, Colorado got its first big hail storm of the year. 1.75 inch hail rained down in the Denver metro area and in other areas of Colorado, the hail was the size of a grapefruit (4 inches in diameter). Often, when a hail storm like this occurs, we get calls from homeowners asking what to do about their damaged siding. Hail can create cracks and holes in siding that need to be fixed right away. Below, we’ve shared some of the different options available when repairing hail-damaged siding for your Colorado home.
Hail Damaged Siding: Repair or Replace?
Basically, when hail damage occurs to siding, homeowners have two options. They can either invest in some small repairs, which usually involves replacing the broken panels, or they can have their whole home’s siding replaced. Which option is best depends on the extent of the hail damage. Additionally, you should also consider the age of your siding. If it’s ten or fifteen years old and due for replacement anyway, you might consider just pulling the trigger and having all of it replaced.
Siding Replacement Options for Colorado Homes
If you decide to go the route of replacing your siding, the next thing you’ll want to consider is what material and brand you’ll have installed. You already know that your home is susceptible to hail damage, so you may want to avoid options like vinyl and aluminum which are easily broken and dented. Instead, consider investing in an impact-resistant option like:
- James Hardie fiber cement
- LP SmartSide
- Diamond Kote
- Steel siding
- Other fiber cement brands
- Other engineered wood brands
- Stone or brick siding
Why You Shouldn’t Wait
Whether you decide to replace your whole home’s siding or simply have the broken sections repaired is up to you. We can assist you with either one. But whatever you do, don’t put it off! You could regret it. Holes and cracks in siding can lead to water damage, mold, rot, and infestation, which ultimately will result in more expensive repairs. It’s better to fix the damage sooner before it gets out of hand.
Call Us to Have Your Siding’s Hail Damaged Inspected!
We will be more than happy to assess your siding and provide an estimate for repairs! Call Colorado Siding today!