Lovely pleasant temperatures and many hours of sunshine, which is where we can enjoy in the spring. Unfortunately, this trend has not put in the summer months. Mild winters and wet summers, which is the climate in which we live in. The rain affects the siding. Why can it affect? And what measures are, or can be taken there?
Weather conditions such as rain may have influence on the siding. So rain today contains acids, these acids will bite into the material and shorten its lifespan. Water will, when it is stationary and is below the freezing point, expand and form into ice. By expansion may occur cracks causing the top layer may have defects such as discoloration. In addition to the acids and moisture exposures can be a breeding place for pests.
In the production of plastic cladding is taken action into account so that the panels will show no defects. Below are the steps taken in the production process, but also during installation.
Structure watertight foil tabs
Protect and decorate your home, thanks to the panels with texture foil. Some panels are finished, within the Milin range, with a structure foil. This film carries the designer freedom through the different colors but also has a protective effect. The structure film is UV-resistant, moisture-resistant and have a outdoor quality.
The weir at VinyPlus program
The panels are produced that there are created two “tabs” which hold the water at the junction of wall panels. When the wall panels will be connected to create a watertight connection. Without these “tags” the water will turn a job in the cladding and in the end this makes for defects such as puffiness.
Also, the round side panel VinyPlus has an angled finish so that there can never occur a water accumulation.
Waterproof vapor-permeable film
For added protection against extreme weather conditions there is a waterproof vapor permeable film that is mounted behind panels, but for your line of work. These foil construction provides a permitting air for ventilation but keep water from so it will not exposed to moisture making the (wooden) battens can rot.
Drainage profile and other moldings
drainage profile for finishing the panels there are several moldings that contribute to the water tightness of the façade. There is a drainage profile that ensures a smooth running of the water underneath the siding. This adds to the tightness of the filling of the highest difference between the cladding and the surface.
In addition to the drainage profile, there are finishing profiles such as the z-profile and seat profile that can be used for the same application for different brands cladding. In addition, there are the final profiles and connection profiles that are not waterproof but have a protective function. The large holes are now filled for a minimal opening.
Drill holes start profile drainage during assembly
When mounting panels are working with a vertical take-off profile in which the panels are mounted. For the drainage, it is important that there is a hole is drilled to the 400mm. This allows the water will always and not accumulate away.
Have you ever once had water damage in your siding? Or have you taken other preventive measures? Let us know in the comments!