Date: February 24, 2010
Tired of painting or staining your house? Want to replace your wood shingle siding? Have you been considering vinyl siding? Well, you are in luck!
After rigorous testing, the Vinyl Siding Institute recently published their conclusion that: "Vinyl siding installed over exterior gypsum sheathing panels complies with Chapter 7a, Section 704A.3 of the California Building Code." Additionally, this building assembly meets the requirements of the regulations for WUI (Wildland Urban Interface) Code. In fact, the California State Fire Marshall's office recommended that this compliance with the State Fire Marshall standard 12-7a-1 be published so contractors, building officials, and homeowners could become aware of it and begin wider spread installation.
"Vinyl is one of the few materials that meet the stringent National Fire Protection Association requirements for insulating electrical and data transmission cables…"
The purpose of this regulation is to: "establish minimum standards for the protection of life and property by increasing the ability of a building…to resist the intrusion of flames or burning ember projected by a vegetation fire and contributes to a systemic reduction in conflagration losses."
According to the Vinyl Siding Institute: "Vinyl's chemical makeup makes it inherently flame resistant. Rigid vinyl building products are slow to ignite, have a slow flame spread, and cease to burn after the flame sources are removed. The products of vinyl combustion are no more hazardous than those produced by burning many other common materials, both natural and synthetic. Vinyl is one of the few materials that meet the stringent National Fire Protection Association requirements for insulating electrical and data transmission cables…"
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