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1.1 This specification establishes requirements for insulated vinyl siding, which is vinyl siding with integral foam plastic insulating material, where the vinyl siding is manufactured from rigid PVC compound. Compliance with this standard requires insulated vinyl siding to demonstrate a thermal insulation value of R-2.0 or greater. Other performance requirements and test methods addressed by this standard include materials properties and dimensions, warp, shrinkage, impact strength, expansion, appearance, thermal distortion resistance, flame spread, and windload resistance. Methods of indicating compliance with this specification are also provided.
Note 1: Insulated vinyl siding is composed of two major components: the vinyl siding and the insulating material. It is intended that the vinyl siding portion comply with Specification . Applicable portions of Specification are included in this specification. Additional requirements that pertain only to the insulation as a separate material, or to the combination of vinyl siding and insulation as a whole, are also included. For further explanation, see .
1.2 Insulated vinyl siding shall be tested with the insulation 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 .
1.4 Insulated vinyl siding produced to this specification shall be installed in accordance with Practice . Reference shall also be made to the manufacturer's installation instructions for the specific product to be installed.
1.5 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.
1.6 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 2: There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.
1.7 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.
C297/C297M Test Method for Flatwise Tensile Strength of Sandwich Constructions
C578 Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation
C591 Specification for Unfaced Preformed Rigid Cellular Polyisocyanurate Thermal Insulation
C1199 Test Method for Measuring the Steady-State Thermal Transmittance of Fenestration Systems Using Hot Box Methods
C1289 Specification for Faced Rigid Cellular Polyisocyanurate Thermal Insulation Board
C1363 Test Method for Thermal Performance of Building Materials and Envelope Assemblies by Means of a Hot Box Apparatus
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
D1042 Test Method for Linear Dimensional Changes of Plastics Caused by Exposure to Heat and Moisture
D1183 Practices for Resistance of Adhesives to Cyclic Laboratory Aging Conditions
D1435 Practice for Outdoor Weathering of 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
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
D7445 Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Siding with Foam Plastic Backing (Backed Vinyl Siding)
E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
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 29.035.20 (Plastic and rubber insulating materials); 83.080.20 (Thermoplastic materials)
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