It’s been quite the week of weather for the Mid-Atlantic region. First a week of temperatures over 90-degrees, followed by heavy rain that left some areas devastated by floods. All of this might have you wondering how well your house and its various parts will stand up to extreme weather. We can’t tell you about every part of your house, but we know a thing or two about vinyl siding. Keep reading to learn how vinyl siding fares against the elements.
Heat and Direct Sunlight
Vinyl siding is made from a heavy duty plastic called PVC, or polyvinyl chloride. PVC is a common housing material used for a variety of applications like exteriors, plumbing, and gutters because it is lightweight and strong. According to the Vinyl Siding Institute, “temperature ranges beginning at 160-165 degrees Fahrenheit can soften normal grades of vinyl siding.” If one side of your house gets constant sunlight it can wear faster than shadier parts of your house, but it probably won’t cause any immediate damage.
Rain, Snow and Hail
Vinyl siding is so popular in North America because it is durable and relatively inexpensive. Generally speaking, the stuff manufactured today is much stronger than it was 20 to 30 years ago. Industry standards ensure that siding is tested to withstand extreme weather conditions and impact. A large factor to how your siding will fair in a storm is the way it is installed. An experienced siding company, trusted and certified by manufacturers will be able to perform an installation correctly so that you experience all the benefits of this durable material.
Schaefer Siding and Exteriors is an Experienced Vinyl Siding Installation Company
Schaefer Siding and Exteriors has been installing siding, roofs, windows and garage doors in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia for nearly 40 years since 1977. We’re both VSI certified and a CertainTeed 5-Star Contractor for siding, CertainTeed 4-Star Contractor for roofing, and Certified ShingleMaster. Contact us today at 410-781-4028 or email us. You can also visit our website for more information. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.