The sun is reflecting off of a nearby window or glass surface and the reflecting light can reach extreme temperatures. Typically, most vinyl siding products will start to melt and warp when they reach 160 to 165 degrees Fahrenheit. On darker colored siding, temperatures have been recorded of nearly 220° F in the area where reflected light is hitting.
Is this a new problem?
This is a problem that has gotten much more common in the last 10 to 15 years. The main reason this is happening more and more often is from the increasing number of Low-E or energy efficient windows that are being installed in new homes or renovated homes. Low-E windows are designed to reflect more heat away from the glass by design. That is why they help cool your home. The problem is that reflected light is now more powerful than ever and it substantially increases the surface temperature of the objects it lands on, like vinyl siding.
Whats the solution??
The solution to this problem is to stop the sun’s rays before they can hit the glass and reflect off of the glass surface. When you install the EZ Snap exterior shades on your windows, it is like planting an instant shade tree in front of the offending window. EZ Snap stops up to 90% of the sun’s rays from reaching the glass and the 10% that does get through and is reflected back, must then pass through the EZ Snap mesh a second time, reducing it a further 90%. With 99% of the reflected light now eliminated, the problem of melted vinyl siding is also eliminated.
- Not only does it solve the melted vinyl siding problem, but it also cools the interior of your home and the surface of the glass.
- Provides Day time privacy
- Reduces annoying glare inside and out.
- Lowers your Air Conditioning bill.
- Prevents birds from flying into the reflective glass surface.
- Reduces the fading and damage caused by the suns U.V. rays.
For a more in-depth look a the EZ Snap product and how it is installed, be sure to watch the EZ Snap Exterior Shade video.
Here is a Link to it.