If your home features vinyl siding, then you know how much it benefits your curb appeal. However, like the rest of your home’s exterior, the siding you have will need maintenance from time to time. Here are a few problems that indicate that your vinyl siding is in need of some repairs.
High temperatures in the summer can help contribute to your vinyl siding warping. As summer turns to fall, you might also notice that your siding is buckling. These problems are more noticeable when your vinyl siding isn’t installed correctly the first time around. That said, your siding needs to be able to “breathe.” A little bit of leeway, about half an inch, is perfectly acceptable for your siding to move. Any more than that, and you know you’ll have future problems to deal with as cracks start to appear.
Over time, vinyl siding will start to crack. Even though vinyl is a low-maintenance material, that doesn’t mean it can’t be damaged by anything hitting it. Fortunately, it’s easy to make repairs when your siding has cracked. A zip tool is the only tool you will need, along with extra siding material. The important part, however, is to make any necessary repairs as quickly as possible.
As durable as vinyl siding is, dents can still form in it. Falling hail, flying pebbles from yard work, and toys and balls from kids playing in the yard can all leave behind signs of obvious impact damage. Any small cracks that already formed in your siding can be made worse by any additional physical damage that is left unaddressed. It’s best to replace your siding before any potential problems become too expensive and time-consuming to fix. Even if that does happen, you can always rely on siding professionals to come and make the repairs, especially if you start to hear weird sounds from coming your home’s siding panels.
Vinyl siding shouldn’t make strange noises. If it does, then it’s a clear indication that something is wrong. Strong winds can pull the siding askew, so you need to keep an eye on your home, especially as hurricanes and other powerful storms appear during hurricane season. When the siding is too tight, you’ll hear cracking and popping noises, but if the siding isn’t tight enough, you’ll also notice an unsettling rattle.
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