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BC Gov: Rainscreen Code Requirements For Vinyl & Aluminum Siding
BC Building Policy Branch explains its opinion that vinyl siding is an acceptable cladding product that meets the new requirements for rain screen cladding. Open back vinyl (and aluminium) siding can be used in the coastal climate in the conventional manner without strapping or other means of providing a drained and vented air space (capillary break) behind it. 2007 (PDF)

SMACNA: Purchasable Architectural Sheet Metal Quality Assurance Guide
SMACNA sells Architectural Sheet Metal Quality Assurance Guide, a manual for evaluating exterior sheet metal building components - roofing systems, exterior walls, flashing, copings, etc. - during initial construction and for ongoing condition assessments and maintenance.
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PQI: FAQ On Painting Aluminum Siding
Paint Quality Institute gives answers to common questions about paining aluminum siding.
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