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4 common problems of vinyl siding.

In spite of a small reflective surface, the vinyl siding still got wrecked.
While vinyl is one of the most popular siding materials chosen by homeowners, it does present some issues which are important to consider before choosing which siding material to install. Here we try to raise the most common problems which may arise over time so that you can make a more informed decision.
 

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.

Breakage

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.

Noise

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.

We are a siding contractor serving the Greater Vancouver area and have been an accredited BBB business since 2016 with A+ rating. If you would like to discuss your siding project with us, please give us a call at (604)423-2440 or click here to send us a message. We look forward to working with you in your next siding project! 

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