Your vinyl siding has a major impact on your home’s curb appeal, which is one of the reasons warping is such a concern. In today’s post, we explain what causes vinyl siding to warp and how you can prevent this problem.
Harmful UV Rays and Reflected Heat
You siding is exposed to the heat of the sun every day, which can eventually lead to deterioration. In addition to direct sunlight, windows and other surfaces that reflect sunlight in concentrated areas of your siding can also cause warping.
This is the main reason behind warping siding. If your siding is nailed too tightly, the panels won’t have enough room to expand and contract as needed during temperature changes. This can lead to warping.
During your new siding installation, you should communicate with your contractor about the installation process and have them double-check their work after it’s finished. You should be able to slide your siding panels horizontally by about half an inch to ensure the nailing was done correctly, leaving enough room for expansion.
Expansion of Materials
Over time, your siding will expand due to temperature changes. If your siding was not installed properly, it will become worn down, exposing your home to moisture problems.
Expanded siding is exposed siding, which leaves your home vulnerable to weather damage. You should consult an experienced siding contractor regarding the installation and maintenance of your siding to avoid this problem.
Damage From Grill Cooker
Outdoor cookers can also cause damage to your siding. When placed close to siding, the heat from the grill can weaken the material and result in warping.
A1 Siding and Roofing has solutions for your siding problems. Our team of professional contractors has handled countless siding projects with excellent results. Call us at (603) 684-2444 or fill out our contact form for a free project estimate. We serve customers in Manchester, NH, and nearby areas.