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This specification establishes requirements for rigid poly(vinyl chloride) siding with integral foam plastic backing. The poly(vinyl chloride) compound shall be extruded into siding and compounded so as to provide heat stability and weather exposure stability. Tests shall be performed on the vinyl siding, exclusive of any backing material, to determine compliance with length and width, thickness, camber, heat shrinkage, impact resistance, coefficient of linear expansion, gloss, color, and color uniformity requirements. The backed vinyl siding with the backing material shall also undergo testing to ascertain conformance to the following requirements: surface distortion, weatherability, windload resistance, and nail slot allowance for thermal expansion.
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1.1 This specification establishes requirements for vinyl siding with integral foam plastic backing, where the siding is manufactured from rigid PVC compound. Performance requirements and test methods addressed by this standard include materials properties and dimensions, warp, shrinkage, impact strength, expansion, appearance, and windload resistance. Methods of indicating compliance with this specification are also provided.
Note 1—Backed vinyl siding is composed of two major components: the siding and the backing. It is intended that the siding portion comply with Specification D 3679
1.2 Backed vinyl siding shall be tested with the backing material in place or removed, as specified in the applicable requirement or test method.
1.3 The use of PVC recycled plastic in this product shall be in accordance with the requirements in Section 4.
1.4 Rigid PVC soffit is covered in Specification D 4477
1.5 Siding produced to this specification shall be installed in accordance with Practice D 4756
Note 2—Information with regard to siding maintenance shall be obtained from the manufacturer.
1.6 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.
1.7 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 3—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
D1042 Test Method for Linear Dimensional Changes of Plastics Under Accelerated Service Conditions
D1435 Practice for Outdoor Weathering of 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
D4477 Specification for Rigid (Unplasticized) Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Soffit
D4756 Practice for Installation of Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Siding and Soffit
D5206 Test Method for Windload Resistance of Rigid Plastic Siding
D5947 Test Methods for Physical Dimensions of Solid Plastics Specimens
D7209 Guide for Waste Reduction, Resource Recovery, and Use of Recycled Polymeric Materials and Products
E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
E631 Terminology of Building Constructions
E1753 Practice for Use of Qualitative Chemical Spot Test Kits for Detection of Lead in Dry Paint Films
G147 Practice for Conditioning and Handling of Nonmetallic Materials for Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests
ICS Number Code 83.140.10 (Films and sheets); 91.060.10 (Walls. Partitions. Facades)
UNSPSC Code 13102030(Polyvinyl Chloride PVC)
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ASTM D7445-09, Standard Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Siding with Foam Plastic Backing (Backed Vinyl Siding), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top