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SECTION 1404 - VINYL SIDING

1404.1 Vinyl siding conforming to the requirements of this section and complying with U.B.C. Standard 14-2 may be installed on exterior walls of buildings of Type V construction located in areas where the wind speed specified in Figure 16-1 does not exceed 80 miles per hour (129 km/h) and the building height is less than 40 feet (12 192 mm) in Exposure C. If construction is located in areas where wind speed exceeds 80 miles per hour (129 km/h), or building heights are in excess of 40 feet (12 192 mm), data indicating compliance with Chapter 16 must be submitted. Vinyl siding shall be secured to the building so as to provide weather protection for the exterior walls of the building.

1404.2 Application. The siding shall be applied over sheathing or materials listed in Section 2320. Siding shall be applied to conform with the weather-resistive barrier requirements in Section 1402.1. Siding and accessories shall be installed in accordance with approved manufacturer's instructions.

Nails used to fasten the siding and accessories shall have a minimum 3/8-inch (9.5 mm) head diameter and 0.120-inch (3.05 mm) shank diameter. The nails shall be corrosion resistant and shall be long enough to penetrate the studs or nailing strip at least 3/4 inch (19 mm). Where the siding is installed horizontally, the fastener spacing shall not exceed 16 inches (406 mm) horizontally and 12 inches (305 mm) vertically. Where the siding is installed vertically, the fastener spacing shall not exceed 12 inches (305 mm) horizontally and 12 inches (305 mm) vertically.



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