How to Fix Your Siding

Have you ever walked by a home and noticed that the siding is starting to flex and bend. It becomes very eye catching when the sun is reflecting off of the siding. You may have seen this, and it may even be your own home that you have seen this on. This occurs for a few different reasons, but for the most part, it is because the siding heats up and expands. If there is nowhere for the siding to expand to, then it is going to flex out. This is a problem that is more common than it should be. Here are a few things that you can do if you have a problem with your siding. 

Professional

One of the easiest things that you can do is hire a professional to come and fix the problem for you. They will often be able to shift a few of the pieces of siding and allow the siding to start to flex on its own. If It is not possible to simply move some of the siding around, then they can get down into the problem, and in some cases, they may replace some of the siding. No matter what is going on with your siding, a professional will be able to fix the problem.

Nails

If you are a do it yourself type of person then you may be in for a battle, but it can be done. One of the biggest problems is that when siding is installed it is nailed down too tightly, or in the wrong way. Siding does not usually have a hole that is for a nail, but it has a slot that is for nails. The slot is usually so the nail allows the siding to flex and bend when it heats up and expands, but also when it cools and contracts. If you are having a problem, you may want to go back through your siding and see if your nails are too tight. This is going to take a lot of work, but you may not have to replace your siding.

Better Siding

You may find that the siding on your home is old and it needs to be replaced. Sometimes when siding gets old it starts to flex out and bend. If this is the case with your home, then you are most likely going to want to replace your siding. Make sure that when you do replace the siding that it is with high-quality siding that resists flexing and bending when it is hot. 


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