The severe weather has passed, but the hail storm has left its mark. Your aluminum siding is thoroughly dimpled. It’s permanent; there is no way to repair hail damaged aluminum siding. And there is no doubt you will have to replace the siding on your home. The question is: What kind of siding should you replace it with? Some of your options are metal siding, vinyl siding, cement fiber siding, wood siding and prefinished siding.
What are the top reasons for getting Baltimore Replacement Windows? Well, one top reason is for security. Those living in older houses with wood windows complain about broken latches and locks. This is unsafe and might require total window replacement for safety and security reasons. Another top reason for new windows is to add a bit of interest and different view to the home. The last top reason and the best is to save money on energy cost. Whatever the reason don’t delay. Replace those windows and doors at your earliest convenience.
I could use squirrel traps provided by the city animal control people, but my cat Spike would probably wind up in the cage, just like he did with the raccoon traps. That time the squirrels watched him make a fool of himself.
Aluminum and steel siding are still being manufactured, but they are not as popular as they once were. It’s hard to find them in many areas now. You’ve already seen what can happen to aluminum, so you can rule that out. Steel siding is very durable and would stand up to most hail storms, but if it were to be hit by a baseball, the dent would be permanent.
Now that you have selected vinyl for siding you must realize that Energy Star windows is a cladding only, and the building requires a water resistive covering. (also called barrier or envelope). Tar paper was a common barrier until about the 1980’s when advances in technology produced improved barriers. The most common is Tyvek by Dupont.
There are other pros to vinyl windows as well. You don’t have to deal with warped or rotting wood. You don’t have to deal with increased energy costs. There is no water or air damage that you need to worry about. You will find that there are many reasons why so many individuals are turning to vinyl windows as the way to weatherize their homes.
After you have replaced your windows, you’ll be able to go about your usual vinyl window cleaning habits. Just be sure to keep them very clean so that they will continue to look great on your home. This also makes them last even longer because they are not being eaten away by the mold, mildew, and dirt that tends to attack windows. When you see how much money vinyl windows will save you, you’ll be very glad that you made this decision and you’ll probably never go back to non-vinyl windows ever again.