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Basics & Theory

DIY: Animation Of Vinyl Siding Components & Placement
Do It Yourself site animation shows the different components of vinyl siding and where they are located on a house.

Fine Homebuilding: Does Vinyl Belong On A Fine Home
Fine Homebuilding article gives a look at pros and cons of vinyl siding and polyvinyl chloride. (PDF)

Louisiana Univ: Online Videos On Insulated Vinyl Siding
Louisiana University online videos on insulated vinyl siding cover overview, installation, and building codes.
Education & Training

VSI: Certified Installer Program For Vinyl Siding
Vinyl Siding Institute certification program ensures individuals are properly trained and companies are properly staffed and managed to install vinyl siding, soffit, and accessories, consistent with the ASTM D4756 standard.
Industry Sectors

VSI: Vinyl Siding Institute
Vinyl Siding Institute is a trade association dedicated to supporting vinyl siding manufacturers and related companies.
Information Sources

JLC: Free & Paid Articles On Vinyl Siding
Journal of Light Construction offers free and paid articles on vinyl siding.

VSI: Resource Site On Vinyl Siding
Vinyl Siding Institute offers information on vinyl siding introduction, benefits, product certification, installation, care & maintenance, FAQ, industry statistics, plus a photo gallery with home photos and product close-ups.
Issues & Performance

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)

For Residential Pros: Study Documents Green Performance Of Insulated Vinyl Siding
For Residential Pros article says recent studies sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority demonstrate that insulated vinyl siding contributes to savings in energy consumption, energy costs and CO2 emissions, outperforming fiber cement when comparing these environmental and energy measures.

GBA: In Defense Of Inconvenient Truths About Vinyl Siding
Green Building Advisor provides a response to comments posted on the earlier blog, The Counterintuitive Cladding.

GBA: Vinyl Is The Counterintuitive Cladding
Green Building Advisor says vinyl siding experiences contradiction between popular lore and the most stringent certification programs. Because intuition can be wrong, and how we feel about a product, like it or not, does not always reflect the truth.

GBA: Window Reflections Can Melt Vinyl Siding
Green Building Advisor says window reflections can melt vinyl siding and siding and window manufacturers are reluctant to discuss the problem.

VSI: Environmental Product Declaration For Vinyl Siding
Vinyl Siding Institute online environmental product declaration for vinyl siding says that their durable, long-life products offer overall environmental performance compared to other exterior cladding, with recognized environmental benefits to help make and keep homes green. (PDF)

VSI: Product Certification Program For Vinyl Siding
Vinyl Siding Institute Vinyl Siding Product Certification Program covers vinyl siding being certified and labeled by an approved third party quality-control agency to show it conforms to ASTM D3679.
Procedures

Buildipedia: Installing Insulated Siding
Buildipedia describes how installing insulated siding on an older home may be the best way to up your R-value.

Fine Homebuilding: How To Remove & Replace Section Of Vinyl Siding
Fine Homebuilding shows how all it takes is a few minutes and a few simple tools to get access for repairs or modifications to a wall covered in vinyl siding.

Fine Homebuilding: Vinyl Siding Done Right
Fine Homebuilding article highlights a few techniques to enhance the appearance of clapboard style vinyl siding in new construction.

GBA: To Install Stucco Right, Include An Air Gap
Green Building Advisor describes how stucco should be installed to avoid the wall-rot problems plaguing thousands of US houses.

GBA: Vinyl Siding Can Be Applied Over Furring Strips
Green Building Advisor describes why vinyl siding can be applied over furring strips.

JLC Forums: Flashing Vinyl Siding
Journal of Light Construction forum provides contractors suggestions for flashing vinyl siding installations.

JLC: Aluminum Trim For Vinyl Siding
Journal of Light Construction describes aluminum covered trim for vinyl siding. (PDF) Free Registration Required

JLC: Cure for Failing Vinyl Siding
Journal of Light Construction provides an easy fix for an all-too-common problem with vinyl siding.

JLC: Durable Details For Vinyl Siding
Journal of Light Construction says vinyl siding needs room to move, and offers advice on the attachment methods that can prevent splitting, cracking, or buckling in service. Free site registration required.

Mitten Vinyl: Online Calculator For Vinyl Siding
Mitten Vinyl provides online calculator to help you estimate the quantity of vinyl siding and trims that you will need for your project.

PQI: Tips For Painting Vinyl Siding
Paint Quality Institute gives tips on how to paint vinyl siding.

US DOE: Installing Vinyl Siding with Integrated RigidFoam for Existing Walls
US Department of Energy describes how to insulate the walls of an existing home by removing the existing cladding and installing insulated vinyl siding to upgrade the thermal control function of the wall.

VSI: Caring For Vinyl Siding
The Vinyl Siding Institute offers tips on cleaning, maintenance, and understanding color retention of vinyl siding.

VSI: Installation Of Vinyl Siding
Vinyl Siding Institute provides installation information and resources including manual, how-to video, fact sheet, and common questions.

VSI: Insulated Siding Guide For Users & Energy Raters
Vinyl Siding Institute online Insulated Siding as Home Insulation: Guide for Users and Energy Raters, covers how it qualifies to meet the requirements of various residential energy efficiency programs, how insulated siding products are tested to determine actual R-value, proper installation techniques, and more. (PDF)

VSI: Style Guide To Designing With Vinyl Siding
The Vinyl Siding Institute free book Designing Style: A Guide to Designing with Todays Vinyl Siding contains information, inspiration and insight. It showcases a variety of popular architectural styles and shows how to bring each to life with the lasting beauty of durable vinyl siding, architectural trim and accessories.
Product Supply

VSI: Listing Of Manufacturers Of Vinyl Siding
Vinyl Siding Institute provides a list of manufacturers of vinyl siding. (PDF)
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