Chicago is known for its fierce winds and while these blasts of air may have us holding our umbrellas tighter, they can also cause undue to damage to our Chicago homes too! One area that gets hit especially hard is the siding.
There are many ways strong gusts of wind can damage siding:
- Strong wind can lift siding panels away from the home reducing the tight seal necessary to protect it from water damage.
- Flying debris from strong gusts can hit the exterior of the home. Worn siding can easily break or crack from the impact.
- Aluminum siding is especially prone to dents and dings from blowing debris.
- Siding with gaps allow the breeze to infiltrate the layer behind it reducing the homes energy efficiency.
To make sure your Chicago home’s siding can handle the great “Windy City” it’s important to conduct regular inspections. Scheduling regular visits with a local contractor will ensure your exterior can handle even the strongest of breezes.
Custom Installations is here to help with those inspection needs. During the visit, our experienced technician will inspect your siding for many common problems including loose pieces, rotting, cracks and more. After the check is complete, we will cover with you the next best steps to ensure your home is adequately protected from the outside elements.
Before the wrath of winter arrives, schedule your Chicago siding inspection with Custom Installations. Trusted by North Shore homeowners for nearly fifty years, we offer the care and service your home deserves! Contact us today.