Call Us Today: (402) 679-6000

Call Us: (402) 679-6000 Get A Free Estimate!

What Causes Siding to Buckle?

Old House with Siding Buckling

There are many options when it comes to siding your home and one of the more popular is vinyl siding. This material is such a popular choice not only because of its looks, but because it is relatively inexpensive when compared to wood siding and it requires very little maintenance. Although vinyl siding is quite durable, it is susceptible to damage and one of the more common problems that Omaha siding contractors are called on to repair is buckling.

Buckling can occur for several reasons and once siding has begun to buckle or warp it cannot be repaired. Once it is misshapen, that section of siding will need to be replaced. One of the more common causes of buckling is that the siding wasn’t installed properly to begin with. If the siding was nailed too tightly, it can begin to show signs of buckling in just a short period of time. The reason for this is that when nailed to tightly, the siding doesn’t have room to expand and contract with fluctuating temperatures. Properly installed siding will move side to side approximately ¼ inch. A frequent cause for buckling is that the nails have been driven directly through the siding rather than through the appropriate holes located along the top of each piece.

Age will also cause siding to buckle. Over time, harsh weather conditions cause the siding to expand and contract which can result in buckling in certain areas. The expansion and contraction actually stretches the siding like an elastic band and just like that elastic band, after being stretched continuously for long periods of time, it loses the ability to go back to its original shape.

As soon as you notice any misshapen areas in your siding, you should contact a reputable Omaha siding contractor for an evaluation. Buckled siding can lead to other, more serious problems such as moisture seeping under the siding. Once moisture has gotten underneath the siding panels, the problem will compound itself quickly. As the moisture freezes and thaws, not only will it further damage the siding, but it will damage the boards underneath as well.

Related Posts

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to

Our Service Area

View More

Customer Reviews

Average rating for Premier Exteriors, Inc. is 4.89 stars of 5 stars - based on 174 reviews
Premier Exteriors provided a fast, efficient, and courteous solution to my problem shed and its contents. The day after I received and accepted the estimate, the work team arrived to take down and haul away my outbuilding. The work was completed quickly; the clean up was amazing.
Jane Marie Landon - Omaha, NE 68144