Answering Questions Sault Ste. Marie Has about Siding & Windows

Do you wonder why your windows steam up in the winter when you cook pasta? Will the length of the warranty help you decide which vinyl siding to buy? Home Siding Shop believes in keeping our customers fully informed about products, services and problems. We welcome your calls for information and offer some of our frequently asked questions here too.

Q: Why is there condensation on the inside of my new windows?
A: This is a sign of high or excessive humidity inside your home which will worsen in cold weather.


Q: What can I do to fix this problem?
A: There are many ways to help lower humidity, turn on a dehumidifier or open windows frequently to let moist air out. You can also run exhaust fans more often.


Q: What level of humidity is good?
A: If you can get humidity down to around 30 – 35%, windows will be clear of moisture on the inside.


Q: Does vinyl siding come with any warranty?
A: Yes, vinyl siding has a fade warranty usually for a period of time and is measured by Hunter units. Not all manufacturers have the same fade warranty.


Q: Are there different qualities and thickness of vinyl siding?
A: There are several thicknesses of vinyl siding, and some manufacturers use more additives to hold the colour longer.


Q: Why is my siding buckling?
A: The siding may be thin due to poor quality (thickness of siding) or a manufacturer’s defect. It may also be due to improper installation.

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