Standard Historical Last Updated: Oct 21, 2013
ASTM D4756-06

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

Abstract

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.

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.

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Details
Book of Standards Volume: 08.03
Developed by Subcommittee: D20.24
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.1520/D4756-06
ICS Code: 91.200