DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Roofing and Siding > Vinyl Siding




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-21-2010, 02:38 PM  
cfd606
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1
Default Vinyl Siding

My house has Masonite that is on furring strips over wood siding. I am wanting to put vinyl siding over this. Do I need to remove the masonite for a better subsurface?



__________________
cfd606 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2010, 04:19 PM  
Wuzzat?
Senior Member
 
Wuzzat?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,270
Liked 157 Times on 144 Posts
Likes Given: 85

Default

Seems to me there was a class action lawsuit about Masonite siding, and I think the original company is now defunct. Possibly the siding would morph into new shapes when subjected to moisture.

"
Vinyl siding has always been designed as an exterior cladding, not a weather resistant barrier.
Vinyl siding is designed to allow the material underneath it to breathe; therefore, it is not a
watertight covering. Because of its design and application, it provides a supplemental rain screen
that enhances the weather resistant barrier system by reducing the amount of water that reaches the
underlying weather resistant barrier.
"

__________________

Last edited by Wuzzat?; 02-21-2010 at 04:23 PM.
Wuzzat? is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Installing vinyl siding fuzzmeister Roofing and Siding 3 03-17-2010 04:17 AM
Stains on vinyl siding tdoyon Roofing and Siding 3 01-29-2008 04:09 PM
stapling vinyl siding guyod Roofing and Siding 10 01-14-2008 10:21 AM
can i paint vinyl siding elementx440 Roofing and Siding 1 01-31-2007 07:11 PM
painting vinyl siding ruby Roofing and Siding 3 03-29-2006 10:23 PM