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Old 05-19-2011, 11:37 AM   #1
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Insulated Vinyl Siding

I'm a residential contractor and I don't get into much siding work in my area due to the fact that we have a few well known siding contractors in the area. I own a home that was built in the thirties and it has no insulation in the exterior walls with lathe and what looks to be an exterior plaster. My plans were to remove the plaster, lathe and sheeting then insulate, re sheet, tyvek and then side the house. I would like to save some time and skip the teraing off sheeting, insulating then re sheeting because we have a lot if work coming up. I was wondering if I will be ok just tyveking maybe fanfolding and then installing insulated vinyl siding. I live in central iowa and it does get a bit cold here so this may not be the route to go. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:17 PM   #2
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Sounds like you already know the right way to go about it.
The insulated vinyl is just putting lipstick on pig. I know the first option is going to run into allot more $$ but the final product is far superior to the insulated vinyl.


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Old 05-19-2011, 10:02 PM   #3
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The insulated vinyl I have seen ( Alside ) did not impress me at all. Too hard to work with and dark colors bubble .
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:59 AM   #4
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Nice stuff, but expect to pay about $120-150 PSQ
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:49 AM   #5
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I would just do the tyvek and tape it off properly. The little bit of added insulation on the outside won't amount to much if any annual savings for the HO. The Tyvek alone will be a big improvement.
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