Vinyl Siding

Discussion in 'Roofing and Siding' started by cfd606, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Feb 21, 2010 #1

    cfd606

    cfd606

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    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?
     
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    Wuzzat?

    Wuzzat?

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    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.

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    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.
    "
     
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