Friday, December 3, 2010

CertainTeed and Wolverine Siding Warranties

Important Information
These instructions describe and illustrate the steps
involved in installing CertainTeed and Wolverine
siding, trim, and accessories. Their purpose is to
provide detailed information and how-to tips that
will simplify the installation process. CertainTeed
shall not accept any liability or responsibility under
its written warranty for failure caused by application
that does not meet the requirements for proper
installation. These requirements are outlined
throughout this book. Any deviations from these
requirements should be addressed and approved
in writing by CertainTeed Corporation.
In rare incidents, intense sunlight reflected from
glass on vinyl siding may create heat buildup and
cause the siding to distort. To help minimize the
effects of heat buildup from reflected sun, the
homeowner may take one or more of the following
• Install a screen in the window causing
the problem.
• Install an awning over the window to
break the line of light reflection.
• Use shrubbery to protect the area of
siding from reflections.
Building codes and regulations vary throughout
the country. Be sure to check with your local
code official or governing body for the building
requirements in your area.
Important Fire Safety Information:
Exterior vinyl building materials require little
maintenance for many years. Nevertheless, common
sense dictates that builders and suppliers of vinyl
products store, handle and install vinyl materials in
a manner that avoids damage to the product and/or
the structure. Owners and installers should take a
few simple steps to protect vinyl building materials
from fire:
• To Home and Building Owners: Rigid vinyl
siding is made from organic materials and will
melt or burn when exposed to a significant
source of flame or heat. Building owners,
occupants and outside maintenance personnel
should always take normal precautions to
keep sources of fire, such as barbecues, and
combustible materials, such as dry leaves,
mulch and trash, away from vinyl siding.
• To the Building Trades, Specifiers,
Professionals and Do-It Yourself Installers:
When rigid vinyl siding is exposed to significant
heat or flame, the vinyl will soften, sag, melt or
burn, and may thereby expose material
underneath. Care must be exercised when
selecting underlayment materials because
many underlayment materials are made from
organic materials that are combustible. You
should ascertain the fire properties of
underlayment materials prior to installation. All
building materials should be installed in
accordance with local, state and federal
building codes and fire regulations.

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