Siding Repair Edmonton
Many people will tell you that the interior of a building matters most. Well, this could be true, but it also important to note that the exterior is equally important. It is often said that you cannot get the second chance to make the first impression, and this is true to most modern homes. This is the reason why every homeowner needs to know about siding repair Edmonton services. Let us begin by looking at the various reason or situations where you may need to change the siding
Why may you need to change siding?
The two main reasons why you will have to change the siding are, first, deterioration or damage to the existing siding, and secondly, the desire of changing your home’s look. In most cases however, the main reason for siding repair is due to deterioration or damage, probably due to many years of use without inspection and repairs.
When the siding gets damaged, then you will have to deal with the problem of water seeping and leaking in to the interior of the hide and that will cause other problems such as moisture in the house. Even with the utmost care and maintenance, the exterior siding of the house is likely to deteriorate due to the normal tear and wear due to its exposure to elements. This means it cannot last forever, and thus at some point you will need siding repair Edmonton services.
Can the siding be patched?
Whether the siding needs repairs or total replacement depends on the extent of its damage or deterioration. If for example only one side of the siding is damaged, such as for example due to small fire or car bump, then it may just need simple repair. However, it is not an easy process as it sounds here. Most professional companies in Edmonton do not accept to do patch works on the siding as they know the risks that come with doing so. Also, matching an existing siding to patch is difficult because you may also not manage to get the exact product.
Only few contractors will have the details about name of the model number and name of the siding product. The reason why most contractors also not accept to do patch work siding repair is because it is their liability. In most of the cases, siding companies do not find it cost effective to spend their precious time trying to determine the current siding product then trying to track down that profile and color matching it.
In short, although it can be done, the patch work process is difficult and time consuming, and how home owner would like to have a house that looks like a mix and match after the patch work. According to most contractors, if there is some noticeable damage to the siding, even if it is not causing leaks you should have it repaired as soon as possible. Do not wait until that time when the situations gets worse, such that replacement is the only option.
The common materials:
There are various materials used in siding, and each has its pros and cons which you need to know as the homeowner. Professional contractors will let you know what to choose, based on your budget and needs.
- Vinyl: this is basically plastic material which is available in various qualities and thicknesses. Its advantage in siding repair Edmonton is that it is available in various textures and colours.
- Composite board: this is the product of recycled wood pulp which is pressed together by use of adhesives and glues. It is available in many different colours.
- Fiber cement: this composite is made of recycled cardboard, Portland cement and silica. It is hail resistant, fire resistant and durable.
Cedar wood: this is a popular choice of siding material as it looks natural and is very beautiful. However, it requires frequent maintenance and has significantly high initial cost.