After a warm summer, many of us look forward to the cooler days of fall. Not only is this a time of new beginnings but it also signals a time of rejuvenation and rest for nature and humans. One of the most visible aspect of this is seen in the changing colors of the leaves from green to various shades of yellow, red, purple and orange. The color change occurs when trees respond to the shorter days of sunlight by producing less chlorophyll, the process of using sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into sugar. When the leaves begin to change color it means that they are beginning a time of winter rest.
The trees are not the only element in nature that makes changes in the fall. When the temperature drops insects also start to make plans for when the days grow shorter and the nights become cooler. Insects who do not like the cool temperatures will often look for a warmer place to relocate such as under the bark of a tree, beneath a pile of dying leaves or inside the vinyl siding on a home. These insects look to embed themselves until the spring thaw, particularly in the warmer south- and west-facing walls of a home.
To avoid unfortunate insect visitors this fall, consider the installation of seamless vinyl siding. Because it extends from one corner of your home to another, there are no seams or gaps created during the installation process. This lack of seams or gaps is important because insects can enter the siding of a home through an extremely small space, the size of a credit card’s width. Vinyl siding from Continental Siding also includes an added feature of High-Performance Quad R Insulation. This form-fitting insulation is treated with fire retardant and insect repellent that helps deter carpenter ants and termites from taking up residence in your siding.
Another option to help deter insects from taking up residence in your home is the installation of polymer siding. The polymer siding from Continental Siding uses a patented installation system that is designed to be neither too loose nor too tight. Each length of siding for your home is produced in our Richmond, Missouri-based plant, and because no two homes are exactly the same size or length, the siding installation experts at Continental Siding cut lengths of siding to the specific measurements and dimensions of your home. The polymer siding is also equipped with weep holes under the bottom of the siding. These weep holes allow your home to breathe by releasing the buildup of water vapor so moisture does not build up within the siding.
The installation of polymer or vinyl siding by the siding installation experts at Continental Siding is a great way to eliminate the need for frequent painting, maintenance and normal upkeep on your home and also keep out unwanted insect intruders.
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