A COMPLETE GUIDE TO SIDING REPAIRS | ALBANY, OR
If you’ve been following us, you might have noticed that there are multiple types of siding. That includes fiber-cement siding, lap siding, cedar shake, vertical siding, brick, stone, stucco, and the list goes on!
No matter which kind of siding you have, Top Form Contracting is here to help explain the answers to some FAQs we get about siding repairs in Albany, OR.
Read on for everything you need to know, and if you have questions, please feel free to give us a call at (541) 926-4597. We’re here to help!
SIGNS YOU NEED A SIDING REPAIR
It’s a good idea to get a siding repair if you’re selling your home and want to raise that home value. (After all, new or repaired siding does wonders for your curb appeal!)
Here are some other signs that it’s time for a siding repair:
- Cracked siding
- Holes in the siding
- Bubbles in the siding
- Mildew and mold in your home
- Interior paint damage
- Dry rot
- Higher-than-average electric bills
CAN YOU REPLACE PIECES OF SIDING?
This depends on the extent of the siding damage. However, yes, you can generally replace small pieces of siding. At a minimum, you will need a qualified siding contractor with a pry bar and a zip tool who can put in the new piece for you.
While you can DIY siding repairs, it’s recommended to always work with a professional siding company so that you can ensure the repair is done correctly and does not cause further damage.
HOW DO YOU REPAIR DAMAGED SIDING?
How to repair siding is different for all types of siding. First, a siding contractor should come out to assess the damage. Once we understand what we’re dealing with, we will let you know the steps to fix your siding (and any costs associated with it).
All we need to do for most minor siding repair cases is replace broken flashing, recaulk, fill in holes, add new building paper, or put in new pieces of siding. (If there is severe damage, we might need to install new siding.)
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REPAIR LOOSE SIDING?
Siding repair costs vary based on the siding contractor, material, and specific repair. It could be $175 to $500 for small siding repairs or several thousand dollars for more complex repairs.
To estimate the cost for your siding repair needs, you can divide the outside of your home into squares and triangles. Then, after you’ve distinguished the two, you can multiply the height by length to get the square footage for the squares.
To get the square footage for the triangles, you can multiply the height by length and then divide that number by two. (You will need to remove the window square footage as well, as no siding will be repaired there.)
Once you have the square footage for all the squares and triangles, you can add those two numbers, which will tell you the square footage you require for siding. (Just don’t forget to consider labor costs, as that can affect the overall price.)
As you can tell, estimating the cost can get complicated fast. That’s why we send a professional estimator to your home to give you an accurate quote for all siding repair work.
SHOULD YOU REPAIR OR REPLACE SIDING?
Whether you should repair or replace your house siding depends on the scope of the damage. For instance, if your siding has visible signs of aging, an insect infestation, or significant cracks or warping, a siding replacement is in order.
However, if you have just a few cracked or loose pieces of siding, a siding repair should do the trick. The best way to know if you need a repair or replacement is to consult professionals.
CONTACT ONE OF THE BEST SIDING CONTRACTORS IN ALBANY TODAY
If you need a siding repair or even a new siding installation, Top Form Contracting has you covered. We can take care of all of your siding needs in Albany, Corvallis, and the surrounding cities.
Looking for a free estimate? Top Form Contracting is here for you. Call us now at (541) 926-4597 to schedule a time for us to come out.