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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.
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1.1 This practice covers the basic 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 installation instructions and the requirements of applicable building codes.
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
Application of Horizontal Siding
Application of Vertical Siding
Application of Soffits and Fascia
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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
Note 1: There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.
1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
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 Number Code 91.200 (Construction technology)
UNSPSC Code 13102030(Polyvinyl Chloride PVC)
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ASTM D4756-15(2021), Standard Practice for Installation of Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Siding and Soffit, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.orgBack to Top