Siding Wind Rating
The primary cause of wind damage to vinyl siding comes from wind getting behind the siding and pulling it away from the wall. This works the same way as driving down the road in a car and putting your hand out the window; if you lift your hand just a little, you allow wind to get under it and raise it up. With your siding, this can happen at the seams, or occasionally through damage caused by blown debris. The wind creates a negative force (suction) on the face of the siding and pulls it off the wall.
Has the siding on your home been damaged by wind? Are you in the market for home siding replacement? Vinyl siding with Fullback®V can meet requirements for wind load in restrictive coastal zones, and can even sustain Category 5 Hurricane Winds1!
Fullback®V siding insulation can be adhered to the vinyl siding, thereby making it more rigid and less able to flex with negative wind forces. It also prevents the siding from flapping which can occur when there is no backing, and it makes it more difficult for wind to get behind the siding. Request a siding quote online.
1 See the vinyl manufacturer's Insulated Siding specifications to find the siding wind rating for their individual panels.