Summer is the best time of year for all those long-awaited home remodeling projects you’ve been hoping to complete.

And if your home has old, worn siding, there is no better time than right now to invest in replacement siding for your home — as your current siding could be reducing your home’s value by as much as 10%. Conversely, a new siding replacement boasts an incredible 81.6% return on investment.

However, it’s highly important to make sure your new replacement siding is installed properly to make sure your house gets the biggest benefit possible from this replacement siding installation.

Is your siding installation going as well as it should be? Find out with this list of the top three mistakes that your siding contractors absolutely shouldn’t be making while working on your home:

Nailing vinyl siding on too tight
When installed properly, vinyl siding is one of the most economic siding choices available today, as it can last up to 40 years. However, if your siding contractors nail your new vinyl siding down too tight, it can lead to wet or rotted wood underneath. Ideally, workers should be leaving 1/32 of an inch between the nail’s fastener head and the vinyl surface itself.

Overlapping panels too far
In the siding industry, the accepted standard for overlap is anywhere from 1 inch to 1.25 inches where the two siding panels meet. Too much siding overlap restricts the panels’ movement and can lead to the siding wrinkling or buckling over time, greatly reducing the lifespan of your investment.

Allowing seams to be visible
While your siding installation workers shouldn’t be overlapping panels too much, they also shouldn’t be allowing the seams of the siding to be visible, either. It’s not as much of a problem for the siding’s functionality as it is an aesthetic issue. no one wants their home’s exterior to look like a disastrous quilting project!

Do you agree with this list? Have any other questions about the house siding materials and siding options available to you today? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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