ASTM D4756-06

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


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    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 PreparationSection
    Application of Horizontal SidingSection
    Application of Vertical SidingSection
    Application of Soffits and FasciaSection
    Special DetailsSection

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI units given in parentheses are for information only.

    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 1

    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.

    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)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D4756-06

    Citation Format

    ASTM D4756-06, Standard Practice for Installation of Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Siding and Soffit, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2006, www.astm.org

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