ASTM D4756 - 13

    Standard Practice for Installation of Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Siding and Soffit

    Active Standard ASTM D4756 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.24

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.03


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    Abstract

    This practice covers the minimum requirements for and the methods of installation of rigid vinyl siding, soffits, and accessories on the exterior wall and soffit areas of buildings. This practice also covers aspects of installation relating to effectiveness and durability in service. Materials to be used in the installation shall include horizontal wall sliding, vertical wall sliding, soffit panels, accessories such as starter strip, corner posts, and trim channels, and fasteners such as nails, staples, and screws. The installation method includes the following steps: substrate, surface preparation, application of horizontal sliding, application of vertical sliding, application of soffits and fascia and applicaton of special details.

    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. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the minimum requirements for and the methods of installation of rigid vinyl siding, soffits, and accessories on the exterior wall and soffit areas of buildings. In all applications, refer also to the specific manufacturer's instructions for installation.

    1.2 This practice covers aspects of installation relating to effectiveness and durability in service.

    1.3 The various application systems are located in the following sections of this practice:

    Substrate, Surface Preparation

    Section 8

    Application of Horizontal Siding

    Section 9

    Application of Vertical Siding

    Section 10

    Application of Soffits and Fascia

    Section 11

    Special Details

    Section 12


    1.4 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.

    1.5 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 1There 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics

    D3679 Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Siding

    D4477 Specification for Rigid (Unplasticized) Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Soffit

    E631 Terminology of Building Constructions

    E2112 Practice for Installation of Exterior Windows, Doors and Skylights


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.200 (Construction technology)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13102030(Polyvinyl Chloride PVC)


    DOI: 10.1520/D4756

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