Termites like warm, dark and damp areas. The polystyrene insulation is gas permeable but NOT water permeable. Vinyl siding will not allow water to soak in or absorb into the surface. If you’d like to chat about a truly termite-proof vinyl cladding for your home, contact our friendly team at Bestclad today.
Tough for Aussie Conditions
Doesn’t Become Brittle
It lives outside so it has to be tough. Just like humans need sun block. This component prevents the siding becoming weak and then brittle. Vinyl siding also contains an acrylic modifier. In simple terms this allows good weathering of the product to ensure excellent long term toughness. Clever isn’t it?
It Resists Impacts
Well it has to, doesn’t it? Every batch produced is tested via a Gardner Impact Tester to ASTM D3029 (Method G to be technical) at the factory. The Australian Standard for this sort of performance (AS 292-1987) is exceeded in excess of 8 times that which is required – no wonder this outstanding product is guaranteed against hail. Cricket games don’t scare Vinyl siding either!
The polystyrene insulation is gas permeable but NOT water permeable. Vinyl siding will not allow water to soak in or absorb into the surface. The special fixing method and use of vinyl custom trims allows no weather or uninvited guests to get in behind the boards – its a sealed unit protecting your home. Because the vinyl panels are not porous, mould and mildew are never a problem. That’s good and it also means you can hose it down as often as you like.
It Cannot Burn
Vinyl siding siding contains a fire retardant in its formulation that does not allow the product to support combustion. So too does the insulation. If in doubt simply put a match or flame under the product. When you think it’s burning, remove the flame source – see, no longer on fire. It’s safe on your home protecting your family.
Colours Don’t Change
Apart from losing that ‘baby freshness’ your siding won’t look like a patchwork in years to come. It’s not painted and the pigment goes right the way through. Scratch it and see! A tin stabiliser is used to ensure good colour retention at high ambient temperatures. What it means is the colour is reliable and won’t go splotchy. So sell your paintbrush and relax – no more painting for you!