How Hail Wreaks Havoc on Ordinary Siding (And What You Can Do to Avoid This Problem)

Jan 05, 2022

A contractor fixing vinyl siding on an older home.

Hail storms are a common problem in many parts of the Midwest, and the impact of hailstones on your home can wreak all sorts of havoc. From damaging your roof to denting your siding, hail can truly do a number to your home. In this overview, we’ll review just how damaging hail can be to ordinary siding and then discuss what you can do to avoid this problem in the future.

How Hail Damages Traditional Siding Types

Hail can be particularly damaging to traditional siding options like vinyl. This material is prone to cracking and developing holes due to the impact of hail. In any of these instances, the strong exterior barrier protecting your home from everything outside has been compromised, leaving your home exposed to further damage. In particular, water and moisture damage can enter your home and affect the inner structure and foundation of your building.

Other types of siding, like wood and aluminum siding, are more prone to denting than cracking. While they may not leave holes or openings exposed for your home, these dents are also problematic. For wood, these dents can lead to deterioration, causing your wood siding to rot over time. For aluminum, these dents and marks can cause an unsightly appearance on your home, detracting from the curb appeal of your property. While the damage may only be aesthetic, there may also be hidden damage beneath the surface.

How to Avoid Common Hail Problems

If you live in an area where hail is a common occurrence, your best bet is to avoid these traditional siding types altogether. Today, there are far better options on the market that are specifically designed to withstand impact caused by hail. First, you’ll want to look for a siding material that’s durable and impact resistant. Second, you’ll want to look for a seamless siding option that leaves fewer weak spots in your home’s exterior.

Here at Continental Siding, we’ve designed our very own polymer siding that addresses common issues homeowners experience with other types of siding. Our polymer siding system is completely seamless and designed to resist hail damage. What’s more, it won’t detach in heavy winds and offers an exceptionally water-tight protective barrier for your home.

In addition to providing a durable and high-performing siding option, we’ve also developed a Perma-Strate Wall System® for installing this siding. This patented process helps address common issues with siding, such as warping, so that your new polymer siding is better equipped to hold up in all types of inclement weather.

Learn More About Our Hail-Resistant Siding

Whether you’ve already experienced hail damage to your existing siding or you’re ready to invest in a durable new siding option that will truly keep your home protected from the impact of hail, our seamless polymer siding is an excellent option to consider for your home. To learn more about the benefits of this durable siding solution, CALL NOW.

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