The cost of fixing siding damage is relatively easy to manage, thanks to your homeowners insurance. Make sure you have a good understanding of how your insurance policy handles siding damage and what type of coverage it can actually offer you.
Experts typically recommend adding a matching siding coverage to ensure a uniform look for your siding and preserve its beauty. In this article, Larry Walty Roofing & Guttering Inc., one of the most trusted siding and commercial roofing contractors, discusses some basic facts about matching siding coverage.
What Is Matching Siding Coverage?
It’s not uncommon for only a small portion of the siding to be damaged. Of course, you can opt to replace just the affected part. However, this may lead to “matching” problems wherein the new portion may look differently from the original siding.
This usually happens when a particular siding product or color has already been discontinued, making it impossible to find matching siding. It’s also a common issue with roof repair when the original shingles are no longer being manufactured.
This dilemma then creates a necessity for a complete tear-out and siding replacement. Even those areas that are slightly damaged or not damaged at all would have to be replaced in order to achieve a uniform appearance.
Some insurers may not allow this, depending on the specifics of a policy and its coverage. This is where a matching siding coverage could work to your advantage, as it assures you of no problems with regards to covering a full siding replacement.
Why Is It Important?
It’s easy to underestimate the importance of matching siding coverage. To be fair, some homeowners can live with mismatched siding, especially when the difference in shade or style is almost imperceptible. However, if you’re looking to sell your home a few years from now, a mismatched siding might not fly with potential buyers. That said, if you want to preserve the value and aesthetic appeal of your home, you might want to consider securing a matching siding coverage.
Larry Walty Roofing & Guttering Inc. is a family-owned and operated business with several years of experience in commercial roof repair and siding replacement among others. To know more about our services, you can call us at (316) 733-2843 or fill out our contact form. We serve homeowners in Andover, KS, and nearby areas.