Common Mistakes Seen in Siding Replacement

December 19, 2016

Siding is one of the most popular options for homeowners who are interested in transforming their exteriors. Vinyl siding offers homeowners a cost-effective way to transform their home in a matter of days. Not only does vinyl siding give homeowners a great look, but it’s also a low-maintenance option.

Unfortunately, the factors that make it so appealing also encourage many homeowners to attempt to install their siding on their own or they hire a friend to do it. Although doing a DIY siding project may seem like the least expensive way to handle your home renovation, in the end, it could cost you more than you expected.

Too Much Overlap Can Cause Bending

Did you know that vinyl siding expands when it’s warmer outside? Many unprofessional installers fail to consider this fact when they are installing vinyl. There is an industry standard for overlap when it comes to installing siding. If your installer doesn’t consider this, then you will experience bending. Vinyl that begins to bend can expose the structure of your home to moisture, which can lead to mold, ultimately. At Keyprime Roofing, we have years of experience installing roofing, so we know how to install your vinyl perfectly to avoid bends.

Installer Failed to Stagger the Vinyl

When it comes to the look of your vinyl, many homeowners want to make sure that their installation looks perfect. To accommodate their needs, many installers fail to stagger the seams of their installation. Staggered seams look better and help support the installation. If your installer isn’t staggering your seams, then you should hire a professional as soon as possible to correct the problem. We can help you achieve the best look for your vinyl installation which takes into consideration your budget and the appearance of your vinyl.

Failing to Install a Sufficient Amount of Flashing

Another important aspect of making sure your vinyl siding looks and performs its best is flashing. Flashing protects your vinyl siding from water leaks. All too often, many installers will short change homeowners on flashing because they are trying to save money. However, this hurts homeowners. If the installer doesn’t install enough flashing, the siding can leak.

At Keyprime Roofing, your budget matters, but so does the quality of the install. If you are interested in transforming the look of your exteriors with vinyl siding, then give us a call today. We are happy to give you an estimate, and then properly install your siding.

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