Siding could get damaged at a small area that wouldn’t merit a full replacement, yet would be unsightly—not to mention at risk of air and moisture infiltration—if left alone. Read on as the siding and window contractors at Silver Leaf Contracting discuss if it’s possible to have your siding repaired in sections.
Can siding be replaced piecemeal? The short answer is, yes. However, there are certain conditions. Take the siding material, for instance. Wood shake and shingle siding are designed to be replaced down to the last shingle, so it’s a simple matter to remove a few pieces, find new ones that fit, and nail or fasten the new ones into place.
It’s not as simple with other types of siding. Some types of vinyl siding, for instance, are cut to custom lengths that span entire walls for a seamless look. It is possible to replace these pieces, though it will involve replacing parts that aren’t damaged at all. The good news is that siding companies like us offer siding that can match colors and textures as the original. If you don’t mind seams on your siding—which can be hidden with some filler and a fresh coat of paint—a piecemeal replacement is entirely possible, even unnoticeable.
Invest In Quality Siding
The best way to avoid dealing with such problems is investing in impact-resistant siding. Quality vinyl siding can endure impact damage, and has molded-in colors that won’t require repainting. Fiber cement siding is another durable option, thanks to its rigidity. The factory-applied coatings are usually more durable than typical paints, and should be able to withstand most types of impact damage.
When planning your next siding replacement, consider materials other than the one you have right now. Capable siding contractors like us can help you choose siding material with better impact-resistance, as well as repairability. Take the time to review impact ratings and warranty coverage. Such features may raise the cost of siding replacement, but it may be worth it in the long run.