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    Default Sprayed-on vinyl siding

    Okay. new question. A realto whom I work with alot has told me that I will be inspecting a house that has "sprayed-on vinyl siding". I have researched it a bit and my opinion of it is not real high. I have never seen it myself. yet.

    What kind of things should I watch out for?
    It sounds like all of the original marketing pitches that the original glued-on EIFS had. Carpola all around.

    Just asking. I tried to find any previous threads on this in the archives with no luck.
    thanks

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    I'd be looking for the reasons *why* that crap was sprayed on in the first place.

    Water intrusion all around the house? (With, of course, all the associated decayed wood.)

    Oh, I forgot, that's one of those "new technologies" which standards have not yet been re-written around.

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    Default Re: Sprayed-on vinyl siding

    Actually, this one is pretty strange. Per the agent (this one's actually very sharp) the builder had the spray-on done as the finished siding material, at the time of initial construction. The house is about ten years old.

    stranginteresting.


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    It is nothing but heavy thick paint. It will have rot and water damage that you can't see. I can guarantee it without even looking at the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post

    I'd be looking for the reasons *why* that crap was sprayed on in the first place....

    ...Oh, I forgot, that's one of those "new technologies" which standards have not yet been re-written around.
    Sprayed Vinyl Siding.....Why?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph P. Hagarty View Post
    Sprayed Vinyl Siding.....Why?
    ADVANTAGES
    Will Not Blister, Crack or Peel
    Allows Wood to Breathe
    Water & UV Resistant
    Mildew & Pest Resistant
    Increases Property Resale Value
    30-year Warranty!

    More

    Still more
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    I haven't come across it yet and remain skeptical. I was unable to find a copy of the "30 year warranty" on these sites. Hmmm.

    ML

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    Default Re: Sprayed-on vinyl siding

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Larson View Post
    ADVANTAGES
    Will Not Blister, Crack or Peel
    Allows Wood to Breathe
    Water & UV Resistant
    Mildew & Pest Resistant
    Increases Property Resale Value
    30-year Warranty!
    Michael,

    Curious, are you promoting this stuff or just relaying information others has stated?

    *Any* coating applied to any surface can 'blister', 'crack', 'peel', may not allow the wood to breather, and I have yet to see where it "increases property resale value" - if anything (in my experience) it degrades a properties resale value, especially when (as Paul stated) "the builder had the spray-on done as the finished siding material, at the time of initial construction".

    That stuff is used 'instead of' a regular siding? Now that is about as CHEAP as one can get.

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    Default Re: Sprayed-on vinyl siding

    I have seen this applied over LP lap siding and in my opinion just a temporary fix. Will it last 15-20 years? Maybe over stucco but not wood or composite products.

    Here is an article from Ask the Builder Miracle Liquid Siding Products


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    I remember a few years back that another siding manufacturer promoted a really techo top of the line product that has been around for a long time with a "finish that's long-lasting, waterproof and allows your home to 'breathe'.". After a long class action process against several manufacturers, EIFS lost alot of its appeal.

    I am interested in the product, but more from a "where are the problems" vantage than from a "honey, sell the farm, I'm gonna make us rich" point of view. Hopefully there are no problems to be had, and I will work it from there.


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    Default Re: Sprayed-on vinyl siding

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Tooley View Post
    I am interested in the product, but more from a "where are the problems" vantage
    Paul,

    Think of those products as best case (or worst case, depending on your point of view): it's like wrapping the house in plastic warp (like this Saran Wrap, Saran, Saran ) ...

    That means the problem areas will be where the penetrations are through the plastic wrap. Just like every other siding and waterproofing. Windows, doors, exhaust fans, dryer exhausts, refrigerant lines, electrical, etc.

    Then, you will also have the problems associated with the product actually performing as intended - i.e., it stop water. Many will also stop water vapor - and therein lies the problem. Water vapor from inside needs to be able to penetrate through the plastic wrap to escape outdoors ... and that does not always happen, meaning the water vapor stays "within" the walls, were it condenses into water ...

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    I'm glad your realtor was sharp enough to give you a heads up about the siding type you will be running in to. The first tip should also be......that the realtor gave you a heads up about the siding type you will be running into. Prepare accordingly and beware the realtor will be real glad to see your are inspecting and thier liability is shifted. Nothing devious about that, I would do the same thing.
    IMHO


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