How to Determine Aluminum Siding Damage After a Spring Storm

Inspect Aluminum Siding after Spring Storms to Judge if Repair Service Needed

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The return of the spring weather brings with it a renewed sense of growth and optimism. After the cold days and long nights of winter, spring temperatures and extended hours of daylight are indeed welcome changes; they are also signs that it is time to once again dedicate efforts to outdoor activities, including tending to the various needs of home and property.

However, amidst all of the euphoria associated with the arrival of spring, there can be a dark cloud too, in both a figurative and literal sense – it is the potential damage that can be inflicted on a home by severe spring storms, particularly if the home has aluminum siding. Left unchecked, storm damage to aluminum siding can have rather extensive repercussions for both the homeowner and the home/structure itself.

In many ways, aluminum siding is akin to shingles on a roof; both provide protection for the home against such elements as:

  • Wind and hail
  • Water penetration
  • Cold temperatures
  • Ultraviolet (UV) rays

If the siding is damaged yet left in place, it can leave a home prone to several unwanted and likely expensive circumstances, including:

  • Leaks and water damage
  • Reduced energy efficiency
  • Insect penetration/infestation
  • Formation of mold and mildew
  • Susceptibility to more siding damage
  • Diminished curb appeal/property value

Therefore, it would be prudent for homeowners to inspect their siding subsequent to any major storms to determine whether restoration or repair services, by the roof and siding professionals from Triumph Roofing, might be required. To assess the condition of their siding, homeowners should inspect it fully from top to bottom and side to side (not just what can be seen by standing alongside the house) as well as from different directions; the latter will assist in identifying damage that might otherwise be obscured by the angle or the reflection of the sun.

Signs to look for would include:

  • Dents – in the shape of a semi-circle
  • Cracks – often in parallel to the panel
  • Chips – small pieces of panel are missing
  • Holes – generally found in the lower panels

Although aluminum siding can be a durable and cost-effective option for the exterior of a home, its effectiveness can be weakened by the impact of a severe storm and it should therefore be inspected for damage after each such occurrence. For Toronto and Calgary homeowners who suspect that their siding might be storm-damaged but would prefer a professional assessment/confirmation, they have the option of calling upon the experts from Triumph Roofing to conduct a thorough inspection.

Roof Repair, Installation Experts Offer the Same Services for Aluminum Siding

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Homeowners looking to upgrade the exterior of their home, particularly those with older structures or residences in areas with high levels of rain/moisture, may want to consider the installation of aluminum siding; this could certainly be applicable to the residents of Toronto, Calgary, and their respective surrounding regions.

In such circumstances, aluminum siding can offer a number of benefits, such as:

  • High durability
  • Low maintenance
  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Resistance to rust and corrosion
  • Resistance to fire, mold, insect infestation

However, the proper installation of aluminum siding is vitally important to ensuring that these benefits are maximized. Therefore, homeowners in Toronto and Calgary may want to enlist the services of Triumph Roofing for their siding installation needs. The Triumph Roofing team has expertise with all aspects of the building envelope, from the roof to the foundation, thus including the repair and installation of aluminum siding.

See our aluminum siding services for more information on the advantages of aluminum siding and its installation by the specialists from Triumph Roofing.

For any aluminum siding repair service or installation needs, call the siding experts from Triumph Roofing today at 416-534-8877 in Toronto or 403-452-4114 in Calgary to book a service visit or contact us to request a no-obligation estimate.

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