Why Is My Siding Buckling?

Picture this: you’re pulling into the driveway after running some errands, or you’re outside taking care of some maintenance tasks and you notice a section of the siding on your house seems to have buckled. This is the last thing you need, as you’re already doing your best at maintaining the upkeep around your home. So, why did your siding buckle in the first place? Find out below!

Excess Heat

One of the most common causes of buckled siding is a result of barbecue grills being too close to the house. You may not realize it, but even if you tend to keep a close on the grill and have the flames under control, the top and back still give off lots of heat.

It may sound obvious, but be sure to keep your grill at least a few feet away from the house.

Improper Nailing

Believe it or not, siding can in fact, be nailed too tightly. Vinyl tends to expand as it heats and if it’s nailed down too tightly, it won’t have the ability to shift freely.

If you’re planning on installing new siding yourself, be sure to pay close attention to the oval-shaped nailing slots and don’t hammer the daylights out of the nails. The oval slots allow the siding to expand and contract without causing major issues.

Reflected Glare

Have windows nearby that tend to reflect sunlight? If the beams of light are redirected at a specific section of siding, it can actually act like a magnifying glass does and cause the warm sunlight to warp the siding.

For the reasons mentioned above, it’s best to call in the experts when dealing with siding and shingles for your home. After all, we’ve got years of experience under our belts, so you know you can count on us!


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