Vinyl siding is one of the most popular siding materials available on the market due to its affordability and longevity. However, what some homeowners fail to consider is that this siding material can be surprisingly vulnerable to cold winter weather. As a homeowner, you owe it to yourself to be prepared for this, and the one way you can do so is by knowing in what ways could vinyl siding be possibly affected by the cold.
The cold winter weather is often accompanied by strong winds, and, unfortunately, strong winds can blow off portions of your siding. This can be especially problematic if it wasn’t properly nailed as vinyl siding is already lightweight. Apart from improper installation, rising temperatures can also play a part in loose siding as extreme heat during summer can cause your siding to buckle and pull away from your home, making it easier for strong winds to blow it off during winter.
Below-freezing temperatures can cause your vinyl siding to become brittle. This makes it easier for your siding boards to become cracked or damaged if you aren’t careful or attentive.
Alternative Siding Choice: Fiber Cement
On the other hand, if you’re already planning on replacing your old vinyl siding anyway, consider changing your siding material to fiber cement. This is because when it comes to homes in areas with frigid climates, fiber cement siding tends to fare better compared to your standard vinyl. Thanks to the mixture of wood fibers, cement and silica, the product achieves better durability and doesn’t expand and contract due to temperature fluctuations the same way vinyl siding does.
Don’t hesitate to turn to Fonseca Construction to have all your questions answered. When it comes to siding replacement and installation services, we are your number one service provider, and we won’t let you down! Give us a call today!