Background: House located in Connecticut, Vinyl siding, 9 yrs old, 2 famiily house, warp one side only-north side, faces neighbors house which receives south sun, warping affects 2/3 side starting from roof line down to 1st floor windows, warping first noticed in Feb 07- 3 mos ago. Neighors house approx 25 ft distance. Manufacturer analysis of sample piece showed damage appears to be heat related. Claims vinyl heated in access of 160 degrees. Hose has been inspected for heating & cooling system issues-none found. Manufacturer states neighbors windows reflect sunlight onto my home which caused my vinyl to melt & warp. Hard to understand as this happened in the winter months and neighbors windows are 25 ft away.
Question: Is this possible? and could there be another cause? If I repair this, won’t it happen again? Why would a maufacturer make and sell a product that would be prone to warping if placed on a house with neighbors nearby? shouldn’t there be a warning or shouldn’t the contracter have informed me that this could happen? Most of the 2 & 3 family homes in this city are vinyl sided, therefore if this is a common problem, wouldn’t there be many many homes with melted / warped siding?
Please email me with all thoughts / advice…etc. MUCH appreciated!