A common question about vinyl siding is whether it will fade. There is a perception that due to discoloration, dark colors cannot be used or they will fade in a pastel wash. A question related to dark colors is whether they will absorb the sun, deform, and curl. The lighter the color, the less you will notice discoloration on your vinyl siding.
White will certainly fade less, while dark browns and dark reds begin to fade faster and noticeably. The most common type of coating that experiences discoloration is vinyl. Vinyl siding will fade after years of being exposed to UV rays and the elements such as rain and snow. The sun's rays will deteriorate the color of vinyl siding and other things, such as boats or jungle gyms that stay outside for a long time.
These are the two questions that always arise when we talk about the dark colors of vinyl siding. Don't worry, we're stepping up our game to keep up with the trends towards bolder tones. Our colorfast technology ensures that your luxurious color retains its deep tone for 25 years. And to counteract the fact that dark colors absorb more heat, we have developed our Helios technology that disperses heat absorption, so both your coating and your home will not be affected by the intense heat of the sun.
All vinyl siding will fade, but you probably won't detect much difference for the first 10 to 15 years. Manufacturer warranties rarely cover natural discoloration from sunlight. Talk to your local coating contractor about solutions, such as replacing vinyl siding. Protect your home with a coating that's sure to look amazing for years with Champion premium vinyl siding.
This doesn't mean you can put a new piece of vinyl siding against a worn 10-year-old piece and not notice the difference, but it does mean that your home will remain virtually the same color with no objectionable changes. These beautiful, deep vinyl siding colors are backed by the industry's best guarantee against fading and heat distortion. How much and how soon are the real questions to ask, to which the vinyl siding industry generally responds with the ambiguous assurance that colors will work, “Within acceptable parameters for product life?. Each color presented here is offered in Mastic's Cedar Discovery or Ovation vinyl siding product lines.
In the past, darker colors of vinyl siding were largely avoided for this reason, but in recent years, even darker colors have been manufactured with more fade resistant chemicals. Speaking to a professional materials engineer in the vinyl siding industry (who requested anonymity because it's too difficult to get public relations people at his large company to authorize quotes), I learned that in 2000, coating manufacturers began using polymers such as acrylics and acrylate styrene acrylonitrile (ASA). There are other ASTM standards that apply to vinyl siding, but you can recognize color certification by looking for the Vinyl Siding Institute color wheel logo that indicates that the product has met appropriate ASTM standards and ongoing third-party testing protocols. It used to be that vinyl siding was a single piece of plastic, vinyl siding factories mixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) with colors and other ingredients in a single batch and extruding the final product as a homogeneous material.
By far, the sun's ultraviolet rays are the biggest contributors to your vinyl siding fading. The house pictured above was built (and photographed) ten years ago, so I have been specifying the dark colors of the vinyl siding for quite some time. Negative effects, such as peeling paint, cracked or curled roof tiles, or faded and deformed vinyl siding are major problems for many homeowners. This fade doesn't happen overnight, and we'll explore how to brighten faded vinyl siding later in this post.
What you see as discoloration on your vinyl siding could be oxidation or a rupture of the surface due to exposure to oxygen in the air. The dark colors of vinyl siding are great for camouflaging “flaws”, it not only applies to clothing, but also applies to the outside of the house. . .