You've heard of the many benefits of vinyl siding, but it can help protect your home from serious damage as well. Consider what vinyl siding can do for your home and other ways you can update your home.
Flame Retardant Vinyl
Any material that contains carbon will burn if it is heated to a high enough temperature; however, it is more difficult to burn than other building materials. In fact, wood will burn at a temperature of about 500 degrees Fahrenheit; whereas, vinyl will not burn from another flame until it is at about 730 degrees Fahrenheit, which can make a difference in home safety. This is in terms of fires beginning from the exterior of the home. There are types of roofing materials that help a home to be more fire retardant as well.
PVC has a high-limiting oxygen index, which means it is more unlikely to stay burning once it does catch on fire. This also helps vinyl siding to be extinguished more quickly than other types of materials.
Moisture-Resistant Vinyl Siding
Moisture-resistance is really where vinyl siding shines. It’s breathable, so it’ll help a home to “breathe” out moisture while preventing it from seeping in. This improves indoor air quality, and it helps to reduce mold in the home. Mold will make everyone feel sick, and it causes some adverse reactions in the body, such as asthma and rashes. It’s not something you want in the house.
Impact-Resistant Vinyl Siding
For anything to be impact-resistant, it needs to be able to absorb impact well or be of a material that’s harder than the material impacting it. This is why a diamond can cut glass or polish cement. You will find that some types of vinyl siding can withstand 500 percent more impact than other types of siding, which is great for protecting the home from hail, baseballs or flying debris. Imagine what would happen to the rest of your home without vinyl siding.