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Old 05-09-2019, 05:22 PM   #1
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LP Smartside Vertical Siding Plate To Plate Limitations.


According to LP's install notes, their 16"x16' vertical siding cannot be installed through two floors.

"Vertical Siding may only span one plate-to-plate. Each vertical application is not to span beyond one floor to ceiling distance, or one floor to top of gable distance."

In other words, the 16' is useless on typical homes trying to eliminate seams.

Any idea what complications they are trying to avoid from spanning through floor and rim joist transitions?
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Old 05-09-2019, 05:42 PM   #2
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Re: LP Smartside Vertical Siding Plate To Plate Limitations.


That's a huge panel. I didn't know that it existed. Floor shrinkage maybe.
Shear wise that seems useful unless so who knows.

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Re: LP Smartside Vertical Siding Plate To Plate Limitations.


I always assumed it had to do with floor deflection, but never asked
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Re: LP Smartside Vertical Siding Plate To Plate Limitations.


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According to LP's install notes, their 16"x16' vertical siding cannot be installed through two floors.

"Vertical Siding may only span one plate-to-plate. Each vertical application is not to span beyond one floor to ceiling distance, or one floor to top of gable distance."

In other words, the 16' is useless on typical homes trying to eliminate seams.

Any idea what complications they are trying to avoid from spanning through floor and rim joist transitions?
Tall gables, tall walls. Probably 16í because that pretty much covers everything and thatís what the make their lap siding in.
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I always assumed it had to do with floor deflection, but never asked
There would be no floor defection on exterior walls
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Re: LP Smartside Vertical Siding Plate To Plate Limitations.


Found this:



“Vertical Siding or Batten may only span one plate-to-plate. Due to plate shrinkage, each
vertical application is not to span beyond one floor to ceiling distance, or one floor to
top of gable distance. (See Figures 4 & 5)”

https://lpcorp.com/resources/product...ertical-siding
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Re: LP Smartside Vertical Siding Plate To Plate Limitations.


I figured it was to keep it from buckling after settling, or even from slight gable truss deflection.

I've got a client, with existing home, wanting seamless board and batten. Fortunately they really don't have too many areas where the technical limitations will be .. "ignored".

The client would sign off on it.

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Re: LP Smartside Vertical Siding Plate To Plate Limitations.


I think seamless board and batt would look odd.

I'm just used to seeing the seams I guess.



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