Quality Siding Repair Services in Metro Vancouver
First impressions matter, which is why exterior siding services are a popular choice for homeowners who want to keep their home looking as good as new. However like with anything else, over time exterior siding can be prone to staining or become damaged by weather conditions, leaving your home looking less-than-stellar. If the siding on your Vancouver property is dented, cracked or even melted in certain areas, it can ruin the curb appeal of your home and lower its value.
The most common factors we come across that can affect the siding of your home:
- Mold and mildew
- Rot and rust
- Water damage
- Wind damage
- Heat damage
- Storm damage
- Incorrect installation
Every situation is different, so the best approach to fixing issues will depend on a variety of circumstances, from the type of siding used, to the way it was previously installed, to the type and extent of damage afflicted. And unless you plan on repairing small sections of siding on your own, at minimum you can expect to pay $500 or more for a repair or replacement by a licensed contractor in the Vancouver, BC area.
Vancouver Siding Repair Process
At Vancouver Siding, we take a lot of pride in the quality of our work on your commercial or residential property. When a repair is scheduled, we’ll start by visiting the property to do a full inspection. We’ll assess any areas of siding that need attention and take note of the severity of the damage, as well as look for any underlying damage.
We’ll also examine the style, texture and colour of your siding so that we can match it perfectly for a seamless finish. Upon completion of the assessment, we’ll schedule your siding repair appointment at a time that’s most convenient for you. Once we arrive with all the relevant siding materials and tools, we’ll work efficiently to replace all damaged areas and leave you with a clean-looking home that’s well-protected from moisture intrusion.
Our company will also dispose of removed sections and install house-wrap and foam board insulation, leaving you with a more durable, energy efficient home that will save you money in the long-run. So why wait another day, month or year to repair your siding? Allow our experts to do all the dirty work while you kick back and relax in knowing that your home’s siding repair is in the best possible hands.
Common Siding Repair Scenarios
No matter what type of siding you have, our contracting specialists are well-versed in resolving problems in a cost-effective manner, and we’ll make sure appropriate measures are implemented to prevent those problems from reoccurring, whenever possible. We understand the right tools and techniques to use for the materials involved, whether the siding of your home is partially cracked, missing panels or has damaged soffit, fascia or rust.
For example, vinyl siding is the most fragile of all siding materials. When subjected to extreme heat it can melt, whereas during cold weather it can become brittle and prone to crack. It especially has a tendency to crack when changes in temperature occur if it wasn’t initially nailed in correctly. In that circumstance, we would re-nail the siding and employ other techniques like caulking, sealing or painting to resist mold and moisture to help prevent exposure damage on your home’s frame.
Another common scenario we see is melted/warped vinyl siding, typically from the BBQ grill being placed too closely to the exterior wall. First and foremost, we advise you to move your grill as far away as possible from the side, especially with vinyl siding which is highly combustible. Unless the damage caused by heat is minimal with the integrity of the siding still intact, it may be salvageable by repair.
Cedar siding is a lot more durable (and expensive) than vinyl siding, but since it’s wood it is susceptible to rot. And when it comes to rotted cedar planks, the key is to catch it early enough before it has a chance to travel to the next layers of the home (frame, beams, insulation, drywall, etc.). Rotted wood can spread and completely destroy wooden building materials if it’s not taken care of ASAP, so the sooner you replace it, the less damage incurred which will keep your repair costs down.
The repair and/or replacement of rotted cedar siding is a multifaceted process. First the cedar boards needing replacement are removed before we can pull out the rotted insulation from between the beams.
If it is a plank (beveled) siding, in most cases we might need to remove a few boards about the problem zone to be able to access the rotten boards and areas under the siding. It takes extra time as we need to be careful with all the boards above it not to crack them.
We then cut off all parts of the plywood that were underneath the rotted siding, ensuring no leftover residue is left behind. Once the new wood frame and beams have been carefully measured and cut out, we’ll reframe it to the home, upon which we can add the new insulation between the appropriate beams. After the insulation has been replaced, the next layer to install is the new plywood.
We’ll then install new trim after sizing it accordingly and use caulking around it. Once that’s done, we’ll replace building paper (behind the siding). The last step is to install the new cedar siding. The most important thing is to choose cedar siding that has exactly the same size and texture as old siding, so the wall will look organic after it is painted or stained.
Why side with us?
At Vancouver Siding, our experienced siding professionals are readily available to repair or replace sections of your property with top quality products. No matter what type of siding you have, we have the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to provide thorough siding repairs or partial replacements of any damaged sections. After we finish, you will be left with a seamless restoration of your home’s appearance for years to come.
Allow us to help you achieve that stunning curb appeal. To schedule a free estimate for a siding repair or installation, give us a call at 604-229-0033 or send us an email.