Vinyl Siding: When Is It Time to Upgrade?

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“My father-in-law is one of those guys who thinks he knows everything,” Lucas said. “So I knew the first time he came out to see our new home, he was going to say something.” The Pembroke homeowner laughed. “Dad didn’t even make it all the way into the house. He put his hand on the vinyl siding, pushed it a little bit and told me it was too tight. I kind of shrugged it off, but it turns out, of course, that he was right.”

Lucas knew it was time to upgrade the vinyl siding on his Pembroke home when bulges began to form along the northern wall. “When I talked to my local siding contractors, they confirmed what my father-in-law had said: improper installation means the siding on your home won’t last as long as it’s meant to. Vinyl siding is supposed to be able to move a little bit while it’s in place, to accommodate temperature changes. When it’s nailed too tightly in place, the siding can’t adjust properly so it warps, splits, or buckles.”

Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding has two jobs: to look nice and to protect your home from the weather. When deciding whether or not it’s time to upgrade the vinyl siding, aesthetic considerations come down to two decisions: color and style. Many people use a siding upgrade as an opportunity to change the color of their home. Today’s best vinyl sidings come in a wide range of colors, from traditional favorites to eye-popping brights. In terms of style, vertical and horizontal vinyl siding can be installed alone, in combination, or in conjunction with other exteriors, such as brick, stonework, or shingles.

It’s time to upgrade your vinyl siding if it is no longer doing a good job protecting your home. This includes vinyl siding has melted, sagged, twisted, warped, buckled or split. When the vinyl siding no longer protects your home from moisture, it’s easy for mold & mildew problems to develop, and creates an opportunity for pests like carpenter ants and termites to become a real problem. To avoid this concern, get in touch with your Pembroke vinyl siding installation experts today!