Vinyl siding is said to be one of the best siding materials that homeowners can find on the market. After all, not only is it affordable but it’s also said to be incredibly durable, being able to withstand extreme weather and strong impacts. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that vinyl siding is invulnerable; in fact, if you place a barbecue grill in front of it, it can easily melt from the heat. Thankfully, there is a way to prevent such a thing from occurring.
In this article, expert siding and roofing company Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation discusses how you can protect your vinyl siding from being melted by your barbecue grill.
Place the Grill Away From the Siding
Before you do anything else and you’re still trying to decide where to place your grill, consider placing it away from your siding system. Spend a few minutes looking around your yard for another potential location for the grill. If you find a suitable place far away from the side of your home, install your grill there instead.
Use a 4-by-8 Panel of Fireproof Drywall
On the other hand, if you can find any other place suitable for your grill, your siding and roofing company will recommend that you use a shield instead. One shield you can use for your vinyl siding is a 4-by-8 panel of fireproof drywall. To use it to protect your siding, simply lean it against the side of your building between your siding and grill. You can prevent the panel from falling by keeping the bottom at least two feet away from the wall.
Use a 4-by-4 Panel of Plywood, Floor Tiling Glue and Ceramic Tiles
Alternatively, you can also use a 4-by-8 panel of plywood, floor tiling glue and ceramic tiles to prevent your siding from being melted by your grill. Simply apply the floor tiling glue to one side of the plywood and place the ceramic tiles to cover the entire surface of your panel. By installing ceramic tiles, you can further protect your siding as the ceramic absorbs heat, making it more functional than the drywall.
Need someone who can help you replace your vinyl siding? Simply turn to Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation. When it comes to siding repair and replacement services, we are one of the leading siding and roofing contractors to approach and you can count on us! Give us a call at (865) 216-3274 or (615) 906-1195. You can also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Knoxville, Lebanon and other nearby areas in TN.