Outdoor grilling is a classic American pastime, especially during the summer season. It’s certainly a great time to be with your friends and family, especially during this time of uncertainty. However, if you are going to be manning the grill, you must see to it that it is as far from your home’s exterior as possible. The heat coming from the grill can increase the likelihood of your vinyl siding melting or even causing a fire hazard.
Silver Leaf Contracting, one of the leading asphalt shingle roof companies, also specializes in siding installations. Today, we provide you with ways on preventing vinyl siding from melting while you grill food in your backyard.
Relocate Your Grill
Look around your yard for any other possible locations for your grill. Do this if your grill equipment is the type you can easily move. Make sure to position as far from the side of your home or any other standing structure in your yard. Otherwise, you’ll need to install a temporary shield that will separate the grill and your home’s siding.
Use a Drywall
Siding and roof replacement experts recommend that you invest in fireproof-rated drywall that will serve as the temporary shield for your grill. It should be a panel measuring 4 inches by 8 inches. Lean it against the side of your home, keeping the bottom part at least two feet away from siding to keep it from falling. Stash it somewhere indoors after the cookout to keep it dry.
Create Your Temporary Shield
You can create your temporary shield for your grill and siding instead of purchasing fire-rated drywall. All you need is plywood with the same dimensions mentioned above, floor tiling glue, and ceramic tiles. Apply the glue on one side of the plywood and place the ceramic tiles to cover the whole surface. Unlike the drywall, the plywood shield is more functional because of the added tiles, which absorbs more heat.
Silver Leaf Contracting is ready to meet your siding needs. Interested in vinyl siding? We will present you with plentiful choices to help you pick the best one. As one of the best shingle roofs and siding companies in the local area, we’ll install that siding according to industry standards.
Call us today at (330) 313-0620 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.