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fixitright 09-24-2005 11:50 AM

Spray on siding?
 
Has anyone here heard of that spray on siding? If so, do you have experience with it or know if it's as good as they claim?

FirTrader 09-25-2005 12:00 PM

What do you mean by "that spray on siding"? If you mean sprayed acrylic stucco, then yes, it's very good. But it's only as good as the wire job and scratch coat below it, which aren't sprayed.

If you are meaning something else, I'd like to hear about it, cuz it's a new one to me! :D

fixitright 09-26-2005 09:02 AM

spray on vinyl coating
 
I wasn't very clear with my previous post. It's supposed to be a spray on vinyl coating that never requires painting, etc..

FirTrader 10-16-2005 07:57 PM

I have no experience with that. Some of the new products are miracles, and some are snake oil... hard to tell without about 20 years behind...

Canadiver 11-11-2005 08:29 PM

I use to see spray on Vinyl 10 -15 years ago, lot of homes built then with ceadar siding there was a company pushing this product at the home shows here in the North West. As of late I have not seen this product anymore at the shows.

dndremodeling 02-21-2006 08:28 AM

egh... spray on vinyl
 
Here is one of the many companies offering this product and service.

http://www.liquidvinylsiding.net/

I would be very cautious. I have heard bad rumors of it, but it is only rumors and i have never used, nor seen this product in any form.

pad6564 02-23-2006 05:36 AM

Spray on Siding
 
I was a sucker and had this applied to my house. Not only now is the company out of business we are also having trouble with the walls swelling and I would definitely not encourage anyone to purchase this product. The company we used was associated with Alvis spray on siding and I have seen many instances of other companies involved with Alvis now being out of business as well.

inspectorD 02-26-2006 03:36 PM

Plastic house?
 
You might as well wrap your house in plastic!! It may not look as nice, but you can afford it!!
There really is no way I would install this stuff on my personal home.
That's my opinion of course and take it with a grain of salt.
Of the thousands of homes I have inspected or remodeled never once have I encountered spray on siding. I have heard of it,researched and seen similar products but to no avail am I an expert on this subject.
However I do know that if you seal up a home in this manner it will never breath, dry out or last for very long when you trap moisture. The product does claim it breaths but I know what vynil is and "You" all do also.
Why dont you consider the old fashioned fly off your house in high wind vynil.Millions of homes have it, its leaky but it eventually dries out because there is space behind it to do so.

Don't be the lab rat in your neighborhood.
InspectorD:eek:

dboyy13 03-13-2006 03:09 PM

inspectord
 
TO INSPECTOR D: YOU SHOULD DO MORE RESEARCH BEFORE YOU MAKE OR POST STUPID REMARKS ABOUT THINGS OR SOMETHING YOU OBVIOUSLY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. SPRAY ON SIDING HAS BEEN IN EXISTENCE FOR OVER 40 YEARS COMMERCIALLY AND OVER 10 YEARS FOR RESIDENTIAL USE. I, PERSONALY HAVE SOLD OVER 1,000,000, THATS ONE MILLION DOLLARS OF THE PRODUCT , AND CONTRARY TO YOUR UNEDUCDATED OPINION THE PRODUCT BREATHES VERY WELL , THANK YOU, AND IT IS VERY EASY TO PROVE. HAVE YOUR EVER WORN RUBBER RAIN GEAR OR BOOTS? IT ALLOWS YOUR FEET TO BREATH AND YET KEEPS THEM DRY. THIS IS THE SAME PRINCIPLE, AND I HAVE NEVER HAD ONE COMPLAINT WTH ONE OF THE MANY HOUSES I HAVE SOLD OR DID THE WORK ON. IF IT IS INSTALLED BY COMPETENT , CARING , AND TRAINED PROFESSIONALS, IT WILL DO EXACTLY WHAT I TELL THE CUSTOMER , AND THEN SOME. AS I SAID , YOU SHOULD DO MORE OR ANY FOR THAT MATTER RESEARCH BEFORE YOU MAKE UNEDUCATED STATEMENTS . AS ALWAYS, THERE ARE UNSCRUPULOUS PEOPLE WHO DO SHODDY WORK , DONT KNOW HOW TO APPLY IT AND DONT CARE ABOUT THE CUSTOMER. UNFORTUNATELY, THIS IS TRUE IN ANY TYPE OF BUSINESS, BUT THERE ARE HONEST, HARDWORKING PEOPLE WHO DO CARE ABOUT THEIR CUSTOMERS, AND WE WORK HARD TO DO WHAT WE SAY AND MAKE OUR CUSTOMERS HAPPY. THERE IS NOT A SINGLE ONE I COULD NOT GO BACK TO THEIR HOUSE AND LOOK THEM IN THE EYE, AND BE ASHAMED. IN FACT I COULD PROBABLY EAT SUPPER WITH ANY OF THEM TO THIS DAY, BECAUSE I MADE A FRIEND. THANK YOU VERY MUCH- DANNY E. STEARNS- dboy1215@yahoo.com

inspectorD 03-13-2006 04:21 PM

I think your caps lock was stuck.
 
:rolleyes: My post is just what it says ,My opinion. I do have an education on experience with spray on siding, none of it good in my area of the globe.And I HAVE done my research through highly educated inspectors that have seen these failures.
The problem with it is just as you say, bad installs, just like the problems with other stucco type spray on applications.I am not here to name any names.
The issue I have is just as you said " my rain boots fill with water" then end up prunes!!
You may be the all-time greatest installer but if you miss one water penetration it's all over.
With other sidings I have found they dry out faster with less damage.
Regular Vynil is almost alway"s installed wrong somewhere but it does not do the same damage.

Instead of your ranting why don't we have a civil education by you on this product.I don't mean marketing promo's either.

Looking forward to your educated opinion.

InspectorD:)


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