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I have an insurance claim our vinyl siding on the back of the house was damaged by a storm should we let them try to match the siding on the rear or insist on the whole house sided?


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May 08, 2012 9:43PM

If you can get a full replacement, go for it. Even if they can get new siding in the original color, it's unlikely to match, since the old siding will have faded. Some insurance won't cover a full replacement, though. You might want to check the fine print in your contract. It would also be good to make it a goal to replace the siding with anything else (hardi-plank, brick, thin-brick, stone or stucco); vinyl siding is generally nasty stuff. Every time it needs to be repaired or replaced is a new opportunity for a bad (leaky) installation that could ruin your house.