Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the hazards that come with grilling up your favorite meal on your BBQ. While most grills are designed to keep the heat and flames in place within, that doesn’t mean that the excess heat produced by your grill is safe. When you grill too close to your home, you risk damaging the vinyl siding as well as increasing your risk of fires, and other dangerous hazards.
So how can you prevent your vinyl siding from melting when using your grill? Carolina Home Specialists are here to help give you some insight as well as useful tips and tricks that you can use to keep your home safe from the heat of your grill. As your trusted local roofing professionals serving Greensboro, Durham, and Winston-Salem, NC, we specialize in everything from your roof down to your siding. With the knowledge, experience, and know-how that you can depend on when it comes to protecting your home from accidental damage when grilling.
Grill Your Food, Not Your Siding
Enjoying an evening with family and friends grilling your favorite foods should be an enjoyable and stress-free experience. If your siding begins to bend and twist from the heat of the grill, what should be a nice evening can quickly turn into a panic. Here at Carolina Home Specialists, we want to help ensure that those pleasant evenings remain just that, with some tips and tricks that can help you protect your home and siding from the heat of the grill.
Some of the largest issues you might encounter if you don’t protect your siding from the heat of your grill include the following.
- Fire hazards
- Costly repairs or replacements
- Unsightly burn marks or melted siding
- Exposure may damage underlying structures
How Can You Protect Your Siding From The Grill?
Sometimes the solution when it comes to keeping your siding intact and safe from the heat may be as simple as pulling your grill away from your house when in use. Sometimes, however, this isn’t an option, and you’ll have to take a different approach to keep your siding safe from the flames.
Move Your Grill
The obvious answer if you have the choice is to simply move your grill away from your home when in use. By simply distancing the heat source from your siding you can prevent unnecessary damage and prevent possible fires. It’s recommended that you leave yourself at least 3 feet from your home, and 10 feet from any flammable structure such as decks.
Use Fire-Resistant Drywall
When moving your grill isn’t an option, there are still things that you can do to minimize the damage and heat that your siding takes. One such solution is to use fire-rated drywall placed between your grill and your home to create a fire-resistant barrier. By doing this, you help protect your siding and house from the heat of the grill while in use, and greatly reduce your risk of accidental fire and damage.
Create Your Own Fire Proof Barrier
A more DIY and creative solution when it comes to protecting your siding is to build a fire-resistant barrier to use between your grill and home. Using plywood, ceramic tiles, fire-rated adhesives, and other fireproof or fire-resistant materials, you can effectively create a customized barrier to keep your home and siding safe.
When Accidents Happen We Can Help
With a variety of home services available, we’re here to help when accidents do happen. With our vinyl installation and vinyl repair services, if you accidentally melt your siding, we’ll be there to replace or repair it! We’re your local roofing professionals who do more than just roofing, with expert home services that you can count on.
Vinyl Siding Repair
Accidents are a part of everyday life, and if you find yourself accidentally burning, melting, or damaging your vinyl siding while throwing a backyard BBQ, then our experts can help. Our vinyl siding repair services can keep your home looking its best, even if an accident does occur.
Vinyl Siding Installation
If your siding is beyond repair, or you’re updating your home, then our professional vinyl siding installation services are just the thing you need. Having the right team, tools, experience, and training to get you the best vinyl siding installation for your home that will increase curb appeal, and keep your home sheltered from the elements.
Protect Your Home With Help From Carolina Home Specialists
Keeping your home safe, comfortable, and efficient is what we strive for at Carolina Home Specialists. By offering a variety of home services that can keep you safe from hazards such as your grill, or repair damage that has already been done to your home, we’re your one-stop shop in Greensboro, NC, and the surrounding areas.
For any questions, comments, or concerns regarding your home, feel free to reach out to us so that our experts can help you keep your home safe and comfortable.