Why does siding buckle?

Siding can buckle or warp for many reasons, but it is important to get to the root of the problem to protect your home from further damage. The most common issue is that the part of your siding that is buckling is too close to a heat source. Heat can get inside your siding and make it expand, causing the warp or buckle. If siding is nailed in too tightly, your siding won’t expand with the heat, forcing it to warp instead. Other causes are water damage, insect damage, and building movement. These cases, especially building movement, are rare and do not usually affect homes, but it can still happen. If you would like to get your siding checked, give us a call.