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RainWaterEyes 08-25-2011 11:23 PM

Sun warps siding (window magnifies)
 
I am having a problem with vinyl siding on two locations on my house. One on the north side. One on the South side. It is caused by the morning and evening sun light reflecting off windows and hitting the siding.

I can actually watch the focused light traverse across the siding.

The end result is the siding is warped and "almost" melted on an angled patch of siding 4 feet high, and 6 inches wide.

I can address this on the South side by planting a tree, but the North side is happening on the second story.

Any suggestions?

kwikfishron 08-26-2011 05:37 AM

Replace your siding with a product that doesn’t melt.

chstan 08-26-2011 05:53 AM

Unfortunately certain brand and especially colors (Natural Clay, Savanna Wicker) have a tendency to melt down in conditions you mentioned. I've tried to find a cure for many years, stuffed underlayment with foam, etc. Nothing worked so far. Try make a screen for that window, get reflection ability lower.

kwikfishron 08-26-2011 06:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chstan (Post 715299)
Unfortunately certain brand and especially colors (Natural Clay, Savanna Wicker) have a tendency to melt down in conditions you mentioned. I've tried to find a cure for many years, stuffed underlayment with foam, etc. Nothing worked so far. Try make a screen for that window, get reflection ability lower.

What are you suppose to do when itís the Neighbors windows thatís melting your house?

Gary in WA 08-26-2011 10:29 PM

It's been a problem for years, try researching further for a solution: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...1vk4U3c5XIx76A

http://www.wcnc.com/on-tv/Melting-Vi...-83583357.html

Gary

Tom Struble 08-27-2011 07:00 AM

Ron,i bet alot of finish problems on other types of sidings are being damaged by this and being attributed to water intrusion or product failure

kwikfishron 08-27-2011 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Struble (Post 715959)
Ron,i bet alot of finish problems on other types of sidings are being damaged by this and being attributed to water intrusion or product failure

You could very well be right.

Other than a few pictures on the net I’ve never seen this before. I wonder how hot the light is actually getting to melt the siding and how narrow, focused and hot it’s capable of. Is this a reflection from the low-e or what?

kwikfishron 08-27-2011 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by GBR in WA (Post 715886)
It's been a problem for years, try researching further for a solution: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...1vk4U3c5XIx76A

http://www.wcnc.com/on-tv/Melting-Vi...-83583357.html

Gary

Interesting thread you linked. I had no idea how common this is. I guess I’ve just spent to much time on the foggy/cloudy coast.

Gary in WA 08-27-2011 07:52 PM

I found another 1/2 dozen complaints about a year ago, kept the better ones. Near Mt. Rainier in WA, a smaller City had similar problems, also. Haven't heard much lately..... maybe the window company went under.

Gary

RainWaterEyes 09-01-2011 12:36 AM

Here is a photo of my problem.

http://www.diychatroom.com/members/r...o-bump-out.jpg

This is the south side of my house. North side has the same problem with an upstairs window affecting another bump out.

Thanks for links and for taking an interest in the problem.


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