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5 Signs Your Vinyl Siding Needs Repairs

February 01, 20242 min read

As one of the most popular exterior cladding options, vinyl siding offers both aesthetic appeal and low maintenance when installed correctly. But even quality vinyl siding takes some inevitable wear and tear over the years. Minor issues left unaddressed can turn into costly siding failures and damage.

Pay attention to these 5 signs that your vinyl siding is due for some repairs:

Cracked/Buckling Siding

Heat, cold fluctuations, impact and other stresses cause vinyl to expand and contract over time. This results in cracked, buckled or warped siding sections.

Why it’s a problem: Dents and cracks leave siding vulnerable to moisture intrusion which can rot the walls beneath. Warped siding also looks unsightly.

Discoloration/Chalky Finish

Vinyl naturally lightens and weathers to a chalky hue after many seasons of sun exposure. Darker colors show discoloration the most.

Why it’s a problem: Aesthetically unpleasant fading detracts from home curb appeal. It also indicates the siding’s weathering top coat has worn off.

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Loose/Falling Siding

Improperly nailed siding that wasn’t backed firmly or has loosened from deterioration can sag or disengage from the house.

Why it’s a problem: Gaps create openings for bugs, moisture and air infiltration. Loose areas are prone to wind ripping sections completely off.

Damage at Bottom Edges

The bottom siding edges bear the brunt of weather, moisture splashes and lawn maintenance mishaps. Watch for cracking/chipping.

Why it's a problem: Lower edge damage provides direct moisture access behind siding which breeds rot, mold and pest infestations in the walls.

Punctures, Nail Pops & Staining

Holes and stains caused by projectiles, nails backing out, roof runoff, sprinklers, etc. are other trouble signs.

Why it’s a problem: Punctures and open nail holes give water and pests entry points into vulnerable wall cavities behind the siding.

Addressing Vinyl Siding Damage Promptly

It's wise to promptly address any developing vinyl siding failures to halt further deterioration and water intrusion. DIY spot repairs are possible for small areas of damage. But for extensive siding restoration, trust the pros for proper fixing or replacement.

Catching and correcting issues early also prevents the need for full siding replacement. Repainting faded siding can restore curb appeal without replacement too. And upgrading insulation provides added protection.

Routine inspections and upkeep are key. Pressure wash siding occasionally to remove grime buildup. Reseal any gaps around windows, doors and trim. Watch for drainage issues. And keep landscaping well-trimmed to prevent wind damage.

For a full evaluation of your siding condition and professional repair recommendations, contact our team. We have the expertise to identify problems and restore your vinyl siding to like-new quality. Investing in timely siding repairs protects your biggest investment - your home.

Kathleen Imbordino

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