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This specification establishes the physical requirements and test methods for extruded single-wall soffits manufactured from rigid (unplasticized) poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) compounds. The PVC compound when extruded into soffit shall maintain uniform color and be free of any visual surface or structural changes such as peeling, chipping, cracking, flaking, or pitting. Materials shall undergo testing and shall conform accordingly to requirements in terms of dimension (length, width, and thickness), camber, initial impact resistance, coefficient of linear expansion, gloss, deflection, and color.
This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.
1.1 This specification establishes requirements and test methods for the materials, dimensions, camber, impact strength, expansion, and appearance of extruded single-wall soffit manufactured from rigid (unplasticized) PVC compound. Methods of indicating compliance with this specification are also provided.
1.2 The use of PVC recycled plastic in this product shall be in accordance with the requirements in Section 4.
1.3 Rigid (unplasticized) poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) siding is covered in Specification D3679.
1.4 Soffit produced to this specification shall be installed in accordance with Practice D4756. Reference shall also be made to the manufacturer's installation instructions for the specific product to be installed.
Note 1—Information with regard to soffit maintenance shall be obtained from the manufacturer.
1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.6 The following precautionary caveat pertains to the test method portion only, Section 6 of this specification. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
Note 2—There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D635 Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position
D696 Test Method for Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion of Plastics Between -30C and 30C with a Vitreous Silica Dilatometer
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D2244 Practice for Calculation of Color Tolerances and Color Differences from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates
D2457 Test Method for Specular Gloss of Plastic Films and Solid Plastics
D3679 Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Siding
D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
D4226 Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Building Products
D4756 Practice for Installation of Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Siding and Soffit
D5033 Guide for Development of ASTM Standards Relating to Recycling and Use of Recycled Plastics
D5947 Test Methods for Physical Dimensions of Solid Plastics Specimens
E631 Terminology of Building Constructions
UNSPSC Code 13102030(Polyvinyl Chloride PVC)