Siding offers essential protection for your home against a host of destructive elements such as wind, rain, and mold. Unfortunately, a poor installation job can leave your house’s exterior vulnerable to the same issues, so it’s important to look out for any signs that your installer did a shoddy job.
Take a minute to read about some of the most common signs of poor siding installation:
- Rusty Nails or Rust Marks. Contrary to popular belief, evidence of rust is not a natural sign that your wood or vinyl siding is aging. Rather, it means the siding installer cut costs using the wrong nails. Rust marks are not only unsightly, but also suggest that there is underlying moisture damage to your home’s exterior. Proper siding installation should use stainless steel nails, as they can resist and protect against moisture damage.
- Bulging Spots. Another common sign of a poor siding installation is warped or bulging spots. These spots typically form when siding panels are installed too tightly, meaning they have little room to expand or contract during settling or with temperature changes. This increases the likelihood of cracks forming on your home’s siding panels, drastically shortening their lifespan.
- A Rippling Appearance. Siding ripples appear as unsightly, wavy, and uneven patterns on consecutive siding panels. They occur when the siding installation is done without proper leveling. Besides giving your home an unappealing look, ripples indicate that you did not get your money’s worth.
The best way to avoid these issues is by hiring a professional siding installer who takes pride in their work. Give your home’s exterior the look it deserves by contacting us today at Foster’s Home Repair/Seamless Gutters, LLC.