Vinyl is one of today’s most popular siding materials. It’s known for its beauty, cost-effectiveness and low-maintenance qualities. However, while cooking outside, a gas grill can melt your siding. Caution must be taken to ensure safe cooking and dining.
One of the area’s best siding and cedar roof companies shares tips on how to protect your vinyl siding behind a bbq grill from melting.
Look for Another Location for Your Grill
Check if there are any other places in your yard where you can place the grill. If you can easily move your grill, place it farther away from the side of your home. Keep in mind that not all gas grills can be moved easily. If this is the case, you will need a temporary shield installed between the grill and the side of the building.
Get a Fireproof-Rated Drywall
From your lumberyard, get a 4-by-8 panel of fireproof-rated drywall. Keep it secured against the side of the building, between the building and your gas grill. Place your panel properly so your vinyl siding stays protected. You can place the bottom of the panel at least two feet from the wall to keep it from falling. When not in use, store the sheet of drywall in a safe, dry location. Keep in mind that drywall is considered an indoor building material and it isn’t moisture-resistant.
Moreover, if your siding has been significantly damaged or reaching the end of its lifespan, considering getting a new one. Siding replacement can improve your home’s insulation, appeal, and energy efficiency. At, John Henderson Construction, we’re one of the area’s best roofers and siding contractors. You can count on us for quality home exterior services.
An Alternative Option
Aside from drywall, you can also use floor tiling glue and ceramic tiles. Apply the floor tiling glue on one side of the plywood panel and cover the surface with ceramic tiles. Since it absorbs heat, ceramic tiles can be a better option than fire-rated drywall.
John Henderson Construction is one of the area’s leading siding and roof coating installation companies. Call us at (401) 615-2224 in Rhode Island or (860) 415-4055 in Connecticut. You can also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.