Where did the concept for Siding Saver originate?
Siding Saver was conceived by a satellite dish installer who was becoming frustrated at the damage he was causing to the siding while installing satellite dishes. After an intensive search for a bracket, to no avail, he designed one. Homeowners were very responsive to our product to prevent damage to their siding and used our product, not only for satellite dishes but for all sorts of load bearing items that could cause damage to siding.
What is the most innovative use you have found for Siding Saver to date?
Probably the most innovative use for Siding Saver to date was its application in attaching decks to homes. We witnessed professional builders attach Siding Savers at 32-inch intervals to a sided surface using set screws and attaching the main support for the deck with lag bolts in minutes compared to the hours of preparation normally required. There is no requirement to cut or flash siding using Siding Saver. Deck installers have been proclaiming the additional advantages of drastically reducing ledger board rot as a result of the space created between the ledger board and the existing siding which prevents water pooling and rotting the ledger board. This space also reduces insect infestation by permitting homeowners to clear dirt, debris, and nests from between ledger boards and siding using a pressure washer or garden hose. Because the integrity of the siding is virtually uncompromised, insects do not have ready access routes via wooden surfaces to the home's interior.
Why is Siding Saver made from Makrolon® polycarbonate and why don't you use something cheaper to manufacture Siding Saver?
Makrolon® can be transparent or opaque, is resistant to impact and weathering, and withstands high and low temperatures. Additionally, we required the polycarbonate to be UV resistant which we knew would substantially extend its performance. We wanted a transparent yet paintable polycarbonate to either blend with existing siding or permit the customer to colour to their taste. Makrolon® is used in the construction of riot shields and safety masks so we felt it would more than adequately fill our needs. One of our sales agents often makes believers out of clients by asking them to jump on a Siding Saver in an attempt to break it. No reports of damage to date. We like to refer to it as " the versatility of plastic with the strength of steel.
Why do I see similar products offered in only one size while you are offering three different sizes?
We distributed an 8-inch sample of our product throughout Canada and the US to seek distributors while we had a patent pending. Ironically, 7 to 8-inch brackets began surfacing on the web. Our lawyers are currently in possession of some of these brackets and they are being assessed for patent infringement. We would caution against purchasing brackets similar to our design if you are not being asked your siding measurements. You could actually cause damage to your siding with improperly sized brackets similar to our design if they do not fit properly.
How do I properly mount a Siding Saver?
Check you have purchased the correct size Siding Saver for your siding (view guide above). Use existing hardware for the item you are mounting to penetrate the Siding Saver and attach to the secure surface below the siding. If the item you are mounting is light and the mounting hardware does not extend far enough to mount securely, mount the item to the Siding Saver and use additional hardware (not supplied) to attach the Siding Saver. When attaching load-bearing items such as satellite dishes and deck planking, use appropriate length lag bolts and whenever possible penetrate headers, sills or studs to ensure a secure mount. Ensure solid backing when using on R2000 or equivalent homes.
How do I paint a Siding Saver?
If a different colour bracket is desired, it is recommended that Krylon Fusion spray is used for the best results.
What is the Warranty for a Siding Saver bracket?
These goods are warranted free from defects in workmanship and materials on purchase. If the goods are defective, they will be replaced, at the vendor's option, without charge on return to the vendor within 10 years from the date of purchase with satisfactory proof of purchase from the vendor and date of purchase.
This warranty is only given to the original purchaser of the goods from the distributor and is void if the goods have been:
- Damaged by negligence or accident after purchase;
- Used other than for the purpose for which they are intended to be used for;
- Not used in accordance with any operating instructions supplied with the goods;
- Adapted other than by the vendor; or
- Added on to or used with other goods which may affect the integrity, performance, safety, or reliability of these goods.
This warranty is given in place of all other warranties and assurances, whether express or implied, including but not limited to matters of quality, fitness for purpose, or merchantability and the vendor accepts no liability, under any circumstances whatsoever, for any consequential damage or loss suffered by anyone as a result of using or being unable to use the goods.