4 common problems of vinyl siding.
Change of form
This is a very common problem caused by improper installation of vinyl. The correct placement of the material requires it not to fit firmly to the structure of the house, but rather a little space must be allowed to give room for contraction and expansion of the material due to temperature variations, unlike the wood cladding which must fit firmly to the house.
Vinyl is not the most durable siding material to withstand strong blows such as being hit hard by a hockey puck, or by rocks thrown at high speed by a lawn mower. In these cases, it is common to see the formation of cracks which can cause the penetration of water. Experience tells us the entry of water that is not evacuated from the area can cause the formation of fungi, mold.
Loss of color
Vinyl is a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) -based material which is affected by direct exposure to the sun, causing it to fade or discolor for poor aesthetic appeal. In some cases, excessive deformation can affect the functionality of the material, allowing water to enter behind the siding.
If moisture enters the waterproof barriers they can fail to insulate properly allowing moisture to penetrate the insulation material, thus allowing the growth of mold and mildew. If this is not remedied, it could turn into the recipe for disaster leading to very expensive repairs.
The incorrect installation of vinyl siding can also cause noise when the contraction and expansion of the material occurs. On a windy day can cause annoying noises from the shaking of the vinyl can also be a concern.
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