The difference between Good and Bad Siding Installations
Ever hear the expression “I can’t tell you what a good paint job looks like but I sure know what a bad one looks like. The same holds true when it comes to siding.
I wanted to point out some key components to a good siding job. There are quite a few. But in this quick overview I am going to point out some that you might incorporate into questions when you talk to your Columbus Ohio vinyl siding contractor.
We recently finished a vinyl siding job. As I was walking the job with the customer he started to point out the seams in the siding and asked if we would caulk them.
Vinyl siding is hung and it must be able to expand and contract as temperatures change.
A good siding job requires a very small amount of caulking. It is never nailed tight. You should drive the nail straight and level into the middle of the slot on the nailing hem leaving about an 8th of inch of the head of the nail out. You should be able to take your hand and push the panel the panel horizontally. What happens if the siding can’t move? You get what we call tin-canning, warping and buckling of the siding. You can see this on quite a few apartment buildings here in Columbus.