Spring and Summer Storms in Toronto May Result in a Need for Siding Repairs
Many homeowners, particularly those living in older neighbourhoods, may opt to upgrade or modernize the exterior of their home with the installation of aluminum or vinyl siding. Such an investment can completely transform the appearance/curb appeal of the home as well as provide a number of financial or protective advantages for the homeowner and their family.
When siding is properly installed, homeowners can enjoy/appreciate such benefits as:
- Reduced maintenance costs
- Defence against water penetration
- Improvements in energy efficiencies
- Enhanced protection in the event of fire
- Improved insulation versus cold temperatures
- Protection against mold, mildew, insect infestation
However, even with acceptable and appropriate installation, and although siding is very durable in general, it can be subject to storm damage; this is particularly true during the spring and summer storm seasons but can also be a concern at other times of the year. Wind and hail are the most common offenders in this regard, while there is always the possibility of man-made damage, be it intentional or unintentional.
Due to the durability of siding, homeowners can be lulled into a false sense of security that it can withstand storms of almost any scale; in turn, this can lead to complacency in terms of inspecting its integrity after any bout of nasty weather. This can take on even more importance when one considers that not all post-storm damage is readily apparent, hence allowing underlying issues to permeate and ultimately result in rather significant costs for siding repairs or replacement.
Therefore, homeowners would be well-advised to inspect their siding after major storms to assess whether any damage has in fact occurred and if repairs, by the siding experts from Avenue Road Roofing in Toronto, may be in order. To self-evaluate the post-storm condition of their siding, homeowners should inspect it as follows:
- By sight and touch
- From various angles
- From different eye lines
- Vertically and horizontally
- In both sunlight and shade
The most common signs of damage to siding panels would include:
- Dents – often appearing as an arc or semi-circle
- Chips – small pieces of panel or paint are missing
- Cracks – usually running horizontally along a panel
- Punctures – frequently occurring in lower-level panels
For homeowners in Toronto and the GTA who would prefer a professional inspection of their siding, or confirmation that it has endured some post-storm-damage, they can call upon the expertise of Avenue Road Roofing to perform a complete assessment.
Storm Damage May Be Sufficiently Severe to Warrant Emergency Siding Repairs
Should it be verified that post-storm damage has occurred to vinyl or aluminum siding, it would be prudent for homeowners to contract the siding repair services of Avenue Road Roofing as soon as possible. Damaged siding that is left unattended, even for a short or brief period of time, can lead to such untoward issues as:
- Reduced curb appeal
- Water penetration/damage
- Decreased energy efficiency
- Development of mold/mildew
- Insect penetration and infestation
- The cost of total siding replacement
In the event that extensive siding damage has occurred, perhaps to the point where its repair requires immediate attention, Avenue Road Roofing also offers emergency repair services; this may be most appropriate in circumstances where any delay could place homeowner personal safety or the structural integrity of the home at some risk.
Please go to our Soffit, Fascia and Sidings page for further information on the installation and repair of aluminum and vinyl siding by the professionals from Avenue Road Roofing.
For any siding repair or installation needs, call the experts from Avenue Road Roofing in Toronto today at 416-785-5129 to book a service visit or contact us to obtain your no-obligation quote.