Many home owners choose to install vinyl siding because the material is visually appealing and easy to maintain. However, some don’t realize vinyl siding can fade or even melt when exposed to extreme heat. A common cause of this is grilling close to your siding. Fortunately, there are things you can do to prevent this damage. Read on as Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co., one of the top siding and roofing companies in the area, shares some tips.
Put the Grill a Safe Distance Away From Your Siding
The simplest way to prevent your grill from melting your vinyl siding is to set up the grill at a safe distance away from the side of your home. If your grill that can’t be moved easily, you may need to install a kind of shield between it and the side of your home.
Install a Fireproof Panel
Another way to prevent your vinyl siding from melting is to protect it with a panel of fireproof-rated drywall. As a professional siding and roofing contractor, Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co. recommends using a four-by-eight panel. Just securely lean it against the part of your siding that’s close to your gas grill. To prevent the panel from falling, keep the bottom of the panel at least two feet from the wall. Store it in a dry location when it’s not in use.
Consider Other Options
An alternative is to use ceramic tiles glued on a four-by-eight panel of plywood. To create this, just apply floor tiling glue to one side of the plywood panel and place ceramic tiles over the surface. Ceramic can easily absorb heat, making it a more effective material than fireproof drywall in some cases.
Whether you need siding or metal roofing repairs, hire a name you can trust: Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co. Call us today at (781) 826-7663 to get started! You can also reach us online through our contact form.