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Vinyl Siding and Cold Weather: What to Expect

Vinyl siding is one of the most popular siding options today, due to its affordable price. If you are planning to install new siding and eyeing vinyl siding as a viable option, you first need to consider some factors.

As a siding and roofing repair contractor, A Cut Above Exteriors has worked on a number of homes, each of which is composed of different home building materials. In this post, we’ll share with you what we know about vinyl siding and how it’s likely to perform when exposed to extreme winter conditions.

Freezing Temperatures Can Make Vinyl Brittle

Vinyl is a plastic product. Just like any other plastic product, vinyl is sensitive to extreme temperature changes.

It is common for vinyl siding, and any vinyl product for that matter, to become brittle when exposed to freezing temperatures. When it becomes brittle, vinyl siding can easily get cracked and damaged, particularly when not handled carefully.

Strong Winds Can Damage Vinyl Siding Panels or Sections

Blow-offs is not only a roofing problem. It can also happen in siding panels and sections that are not properly and securely nailed in. Vinyl is generally lightweight, so if it can be easily pulled off the wall by strong winds.

The Better Alternative: Fiber Cement Siding

If you want the ease of maintenance and cost-efficiency that vinyl siding offers, then you should check out the benefits of fiber cement siding. This option is sturdier and more durable compared to vinyl siding.

Want to explore the benefits of fiber cement siding further? A Cut Above Exteriors is here to assist you. Call us today at (503) 334-0733 or send a message through our online form to schedule a consultation so we can talk about your needs in Portland, OR and other cities in Oregon. We also specialize in roofing services, as well as window and door replacement.

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