Our infographic offers tips to help prepare your home before a storm strikes — and what to do afterward.
Extreme weather can really take a toll on your home’s exterior, especially the siding. But there are certain things you can do before and after a storm to help protect your siding and keep it in good shape for years to come.
Before a Storm
1. Do an inspection.
Look for damaged areas and missing pieces. Check for missing or exposed fasteners: If nails or fasteners are compromised, shingles or underlayment could be loose, which means your roof might be ripe for water damage. Find a full list of what to look for here.
2. Check your coverage.
See if storm damage is covered.
3. Secure loose objects.
Anchor anything that could potentially take flight and come into contact with your siding, such as grills or patio furniture. You — and your neighbors — will be glad you did.
After a Storm
1. Assess the damage.
Is it minimal? If you’re handy, you could repair. Is it extensive? Call in a professional and consider an upgrade.
2. Call an expert.
If you’re not sure how bad the damage is, play it safe and contact Sears for a free inspection. Here are a few tips on how to know if it’s time to replace your roof.
3. Consider vinyl siding replacement.
If the damage is beyond repair, Sears offers vinyl siding that’s weather resistant, low maintenance and durable.
Whether or not your home has suffered storm damage or is in need of new siding, Sears offers three types of WeatherBeater vinyl siding to choose from.