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Exploring Common Siding Problems That Result From Improper Installation

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In a consumer survey, durability was identified as the number one factor when determining which new roof to purchase (88%), followed closely by longevity (83%). These factors also apply to siding, and when your home's siding is installed improperly, it can lead to a multitude of ongoing issues. With that in mind, here are just a few problems you may experience if your siding is installed incorrectly.


Due to fluctuating temperatures, it's not uncommon for improper siding installation to cause your vinyl siding to expand and contract. Over time, this causes warping and buckling that grow more and more noticeable. Talk to a professional and determine the best course of action.


Though siding has become more durable over the years, it's not impossible for it to crack under intense conditions. In addition to incorrect installation and weathering, this problem can also result from prolonged exposure to sunlight. Keep this in mind when determining the best course of action.


Yes, it's true -- sometimes, improper siding installation can even cause your home's siding to make whistling noises every so often. The improper installation problem, in this case, is not installing the siding with a tight enough seal against your home. In more severe cases, the whistling sound may sound more like a rattling sound. If you notice this, contact a professional immediately.

Moisture Problems

Finally, it should come as no surprise that improper siding installation can cause ongoing moisture issues in and around your home. This is also a result of the expanding and contracting that your siding experiences regularly. If you notice moisture issues around your home, a waterproof barrier can be installed that corrects it. But making sure your home's siding is installed correctly in the first place is the easiest course of action.

Old, worn siding can contribute to a loss of up to 10% of your home’s value. Even if you don't necessarily notice these signs around your home, it's always worth it to consider contacting roofing contractors for roof leak repairs and other siding and roof repairs. For more information about roofing companies that specialize in siding installation, contact JAC Roofing and Exteriors.

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