Your siding takes up the most real estate on your home’s exterior and is one of the most important parts of your home. It keeps your family and your personal belongings safe against the elements, including heat, cold, hail and snow. There are numerous siding options available that are designed to withstand such elements.
But how does storm damage affect different kinds of siding materials?
If your home’s siding is made of stucco, you’re generally protected against light and moderate weather events. However, strong storms, heavy downpours and high winds can take a toll on your stucco siding. Be sure to check for holes punched into your stucco siding as it’s an indicator of how the weather has affected your siding. Also, don’t forget to have your siding professionally checked once the weather has cleared.
Fiber cement is renowned in the siding industry for its strength and durability. James Hardie® produces fiber cement siding that can withstand even the most severe weather conditions while giving the homeowners a great degree of flexibility as it comes in multiple color options. They also created the HardieZone® system after thorough research on the long-term effects of different climates on home siding materials. It helps you find a siding that provides the best protection against your local climate.
Vinyl is commonly used as a wall cladding material. One of the most common signs that indicate storm damage is cracking and chipping. You can normally find them in the middle portion of the panel, near the valley and ridges. Chipping is usually found on the bottom of the panel ridge as well.
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