Siding on your home can help boost curb appeal, protect your home from the elements, and make a statement that shows your personality through your home. With dozens of other siding options available to choose from, vinyl siding sometimes gets a bad reputation. Today’s vinyl siding has improved greatly from the siding of the past, but if your home has older siding, you may experience some of the following problems.
Warping and Buckling
The most common problems associated with vinyl siding are warping and buckling. When the outside temperature changes, vinyl siding expands and contracts. If installed properly, the vinyl has the ability to move and change without problem. Improper installation, however, can lead to warping and buckling as the vinyl struggles to change with the temperature. To avoid this issue, be sure to work with a reputable siding company that has a history of quality siding work such as Ai Restoration. Another way to avoid warping and buckling is to use insulated vinyl siding, but you should still work with a reputable company to ensure quality application.
Cracking and Damage
You don’t want to think about objects flying into your house, but things happen. Hail, rocks, and wind can all lead to debris hitting your siding and causing cracks and other damage, not to mention the hazards of children’s toys, sports balls, etc. These problems aren’t due to the vinyl itself, and are fortunately easy to fix with a zip tool and some extra siding. Fortunately, most of the cracking and damage that a home will endure over the years is cosmetic, so there is no rush to replace the siding, but should you decide it’s time for a facelift, be sure to give Ai Restoration a call.
Due to the nature of being outside, vinyl siding is constantly being exposed to the elements. Rain, temperature changes, and exposure to sunlight can all wear on your vinyl siding over time. If properly installed, a waterproof barrier is in place between your vinyl siding and your home. This keeps out moisture allowed in when the vinyl expands and contracts from temperature changes. If you are experiencing leaks and other moisture issues with your vinyl siding, this could be a sign that it’s time to replace it. Similarly, the color of your vinyl siding can change over time, particularly if you live in a very sunny area. Mild fading is common over time, but if the discoloration becomes unsightly, it may be time to replace your siding.
If you have problems with your siding, be sure to contact Ai Restoration to assess your home and help you come up with the best solution for your situation. With decades of experience in exterior restoration, Ai is the best in the business when it comes to your home.