5 Common Vinyl Siding Problems and How to Fix them?

If you want to enhance your house’s cinematic beauty then don’t stop until you read the full blog Furniture Write for us. Vinyl siding does a lot more than just beautifying your house such as it will watertight your house. It is plastic siding that is used in houses and small apartments for decoration and weatherproofing, imitating wood clapboard. The best part of using vinyl siding is that it is quite easy to install, easy to maintain and the scope of not painting your house can be pocket-friendly as well as tempting for you. It is also known as Masonite siding.

Still, there are few serious issues with this and you have to keep this in mind before making your mind to use it in your house. You don’t have to worry too much as these issues can be fixed easily with some techniques. Aren’t you curious? Surely yes. Let’s go-ahead to know more about this Vinyl siding.

Vinyl Siding Problems

1. Warping and Buckling Vinyl Siding Problems

If Vinyl siding isn’t installed correctly then a rare problem occurs where Vinyl siding contracts in contact with cold water and expands in warm weather. That creates nailing slots that move it side-to-side. This is called Warping and Buckling of vinyl siding.

While installing Vinyl siding, one should drive the nail loosely at the center of the slot. After proper installation, each siding should be able to move from side to side about half an inch. There a small room formed, called wiggle room, which allows the Vinyl siding to contract and expand.

The only remedy stated by the design experts to overcome this problem is to replace Vinyl sliding unless it will start to damage the wall. Before replacing it, you should not forget to inspect the cause of the problem as one common cause can be the lack of wiggle room provided during the installation of the Vinyl sliding.

2. Cracking Problem

Vinyl siding can crack like the other PVC materials. It can arise because of the impact of a terrible storm. Sunlight is the other reason. Just like all the other PVC materials, the vinyl siding can crack. Cracking of the siding because of a certain kind of impact after a terrible storm is quite common. Another cause of this problem is sunlight which inhibits the siding to fade and finally crack. It has to be replaced to sort the problem.

3. Noisy Vinyl Siding Problems

If vinyl siding is not properly installed then there might be an issue with noise. If it is nailed loosely, then a rattling noise every time the wind blows can be heard and if it was fastened tightly, a popping or cracking sound arises.

In order to solve this problem, go to the part of the wall where the noise is coming from and move the siding panels side-to-side and If some panels are not moving, then the problem is that the siding was nailed tightly. The only solution to this problem is to remove the siding and install them correctly.

4. Melting Problem

In rare cases, Vinyl siding might melt with time. It is not caused by direct sunlight but because of the strong reflection of light. It can be fixed.

How to replace a Cracked, Warped, or Buckled, Melted Vinyl Siding?

Replacing a cracked, buckled or melted Vinyl siding seems pretty though still, it’s quite doable on your own.

1. First, you have to bring a piece of vinyl siding from a dealer that matches with the ones in your home.

2. Then use a circular saw to cut the Vinyl siding as your requirement.

3. Then Insert the zip removal tool under the vinyl siding. When it hooks onto the lower part of the broken siding pull the device down and outwards to unhook the lower lip of the siding.

4. Then slide the tool along to unhook the lower part of the vinyl siding completely.

5. Now unzip another piece on top of the discarded siding.

Finally, remove the nails holding the discarded siding using a pry bar and get rid of the spoilt siding. Slide the new siding into place until the lower part locks in properly. Use a hammer for proper adjustments. Then drive the nails at the center of the nailing slots. Before securing the upper part don’t make the slide too tight as there some adjustments can be required.

Tools used here as follows:

1. Circular saw

2. Zip tool for siding

3. Hammer

4. Pry bar

5. Moisture Problems

Vinyl siding is water-resistant. Although they are designed to be flexible, that creates room for contraction and expansion. You must add a waterproof barrier to the siding to keep water out. Severe damages can be created if the moisture gets behind the siding. If you want to get rid of this problem then there is no other way than to replace it. There may exist leakage so inspect further and repair it. After that, you can reinstall the Vinyl siding.