This is why I’m a homeowner and not a REALTOR® — I never knew you had to check vinyl siding. Don’t those ads talk about it lasting forever?

I mean, really, it’s plastic. In a few thousand years maybe it would start to show wear, but the whole point of plastic is that it’s a permanent monument to our civilization.

Well, shows what I know. Thanks to Jonathan Bunn at the Real Estate Bakery (get it?) who pointed me to this article on Raleigh Real Estate Talk.

Have you ever seen a home where the vinyl siding has buckled? Especially during the hot North Carolina summer days. If so, this was most likely because the siding was installed too tight. Our inspector told us that every piece should be able to move 1/4″ to 1/2″ when you grab the edge and give it a good pull.