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Significance and Use
Vinyl siding with higher rigidity is often easier to install and expected to provide a straighter appearance when installed on walls having an uneven surface.
The rigidity of vinyl siding is believed to be controlled primarily its characteristic configuration and is not believed to be significantly influenced by manufacturing variables. Siding weight has little influence on this test.
1.1 This procedure describes a method to determine a numerical value indicating the relative rigidity or stiffness of vinyl siding panels. This procedure is not intended for routine quality control inspection during the manufacture of vinyl siding. The rigidity of vinyl siding is believed to be controlled primarily by its configuration and is not believed to be significantly influenced by manufacturing variables.
1.2 Vinyl siding with higher rigidity is often easier to handle and install. It is expected to provide a straighter appearance when installed on walls having an uneven surface.
1.3 All other vinyl siding requirements and test methods can be identified through Specification D3679.
1.4 There is no known ISO equivalent to this 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.
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
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D3679 Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Siding
D5947 Test Methods for Physical Dimensions of Solid Plastics Specimens
ICS Number Code 83.080.20 (Thermoplastic materials)
UNSPSC Code 13102030(Polyvinyl Chloride PVC)