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2.0 PROPERTY FOR WHICH EVALUATION IS SOUGHT
2.1 Weather Resistance
2.2 Transverse Wind Load Resistance
Nailon Thermoplastic Resin Siding panels are used as exterior wall siding on buildings of combustible non-fireresistance-rated construction. Nailon Thermoplastic Resin Siding panels are molded from a thermoplastic resin and are available in finishes simulating brick or stone. The panels weigh approximately 40 to 68 ounces with an approximate thickness of 0.090 inches (2.29 mm). The panels are fabricated to provide a four edge interconnecting feature that allows each edge to overlap with the adjacent panel edge. The upper edge of the panel has prepunched holes for nails. The lower edge has hooks at the back which engage the lower panel to provided a shiplap overlap that covers the nailed edge of the lower panel.
3.2 Panel Types
3.2.1 Hand-Laid Brick (HLB):
Simulated brick look panels available in different colors The panels are 44¼ inches (1123.95 mm) wide by 18⅝ inches (473.08 mm) high.
3.2.2 Hand-Cut Stone (HCS):
Simulated stone look panels available in different colors. The panels are 44¼ inches (1123.95 mm) wide by 18⅝ inches (473.08 mm) high.
Nailon Thermoplastic Resin Siding panels are installed in accordance with the manufacturer's published installation instructions and this report.
The manufacturer's published installation instructions and this report shall be strictly adhered to and a copy of these instructions shall be available at all times on the job site during installation. The instructions within this report govern if there are any conflicts between the manufacturer's instructions and this report.
The siding is installed over solid sheathing or backer board which is covered with an approved weather resistive barrier
as required by the Code. The nails are flathead galvanized or aluminum roofing nails sufficiently long enough to penetrate supporting sheathing completely between studs and at least 1 inch into supporting studs through sheathing at the studs spaced a maximum of 16 inches (406.40 mm) on centers. The nails are driven such that they are snug, not tight to allow for expansion and contraction of the panels.
The installation of the panels begins with fastening a starter strip at the bottom of the wall and attachment of the corner accessories. The installation proceeds with securing the panels from left to right by fastening the upper edge of the panel with 2 inch (50.8 mm) long aluminum or galvanized roofing nails at approximately 4 inches (101.6 mm) on centers until panels terminate at the right corner accessory panel. The upper panel is then installed beginning at the left side engaging the upper edge of the starter panel by hooks or a continuous rail integral to the back of the panel. The upper edge of the panel is nailed and the lower edge overlapped, proceeding with panels from left to right. The process is repeated until the wall is covered.
Any areas of discontinuity such as windows and doors are accommodated in the following manner: Panels are cut flush with the door or window frames. Nailon J-Channel trim secures the panels around the door or window. A ¾ inch (19.05 mm) channel is used for the Brick panels and a 1⅛ inch (28.58 mm) J-Channel is used for the simulated shake and stone panels but can also be used for Brick Panels.
4.3 Wind Resistant Assemblies - Transverse Wind Load
4.3.1 Assembly Hand-Laid Brick, and Hand-Cut Stone Panels were tested for negative wind pressure under ASTM D 5206 and demonstrated an allowable design pressure of 66.7 psf (3201.60 Pa) when installed with roofing nails, zinc coated, ⅜ inch (9.53 mm) head, 2 inches (50.80 mm) long by 0.120 inches thick (3.05 mm) spaced 4 inches (101.6 mm) on center along the top edge of the panel.
The exterior wall shall be solidly sheathed with a structural sheathing capable of resisting a transverse design wind pressure of 66.7 psf (3201.6 Pa). Stud wall framing, minimum G = 0.55, minimum 2 by 6, shall be spaced a maximum of 16 inches (406.4 mm) on center and shall be designed to resist a transverse design wind load of 66.7 psf (3201.6 Pa).
Each package of Nailon Thermoplastic Resin Siding panels covered by this report shall be labeled with the manufacturer's name and/or trademark, address, the product name, and this ICC-ES legacy evaluation report number NER-580 for field identification.
6.0 EVIDENCE SUBMITTED
6.1 Manufacturer's descriptive literature, specifications
and installation instructions.
6.2 Test reports on surface burning characteristics under ASTM E 84, Commercial Testing Company, signed by Jonathan Jackson:
6.2.1 FR Polypro Monomouth, Report No. 67611, Test No. 2031-7368, May 25,1989.
6.3 Test reports on self-ignition temperature under ASTM D 1929, Commercial Testing Company:
6.3.1 Brick pattern Plastic Material, Report No. 25889, November 30, 1983, signed by Erle W. Miles, Jr.
6.3.2 Flame Retarded Polypro-Monomouth, Report NO. 67678, Test No. 2033-8068, June 5, 1989, signed by Jonathan Jackson.
6.4 Test reports on rate of burn or extent of burn under ASTM D 635, Commercial Testing Company, signed by Jonathan Jackson:
6.4.1 Flame Retarded Polypro-Monomouth, Report No. 67484, Test No. 2028-7858, May 18, 1989.
6.4.2 Regular Polypro, Report No. 67485, Test No. 2028-7859, May 18, 1989.
6.4.3 Flame Retarded Polypro-Monomouth, Report No. 68541, Test No. 2028-7858-R, May 18, 1989.
6.4.4 Regular Polypro, Report No. 68542, Test No. 2028-7859-R, May 18, 1989.
6.5 Test report on wind driven rain under ASTM E 331, Construction Research Laboratory, Inc., Test No. 3902, July 19, 1983, signed by A. A. Sakhnovsky and signed and sealed by Mark Mosbat, P.E.
6.6 Test reports on 3000 hours exposure to ultraviolet under ASTM G 23, South Florida Test Service, Inc., NAII-2-DMC-300, July 8, 1987, signed by William E. Auld.
6.7 Test reports on physical properties, United States Testing Company, Inc., Report No. 098737-1 and 098737-2, August 16, 1990, signed by Frank Savion and Frank Pepe. The following testing was performed:
6.8 Test report on impact resistance under ASTM D 3679 and ASTM D 4226, South Florida Test Service, Inc., Test No. NAII-11, August 1, 1990, Test No. NAII-10, July 16, 1990, Test No. NAII-14, October 25, 1990, and Test No. NAII-15, December 6, 1990, signed by Shek K. Kong, MsC., ATI.
6.9 Test reports on transverse wind load testing under ASTM D 5206, Construction Testing Corporation, signed by George Dotzler and signed and sealed by Vipin N. Tolat, P.E.:
6.10 Engineering Calculations evaluating transverse wind load testing and analysis of wall framing, Vipin N. Tolat, P.E. Consulting Engineer, 6/8/99, 9/23/00, and October 23, 2002, signed, sealed and dated by Vipin N. Tolat, P.E. Letter report and analysis on report revisions, June 22, 1999 and October 23, 2002 signed and sealed by Vipin N. Tolat, P.E.
6.11 Test report on heat shrinkage under ASTM D 3679, Perfection Cedar and Roughsawn Cedar panels, VTEC Laboratories, Inc., VTEC #100-975, May 28, 1999, Report dated June 1, 1999, signed by Neil Schultz, Amirudin Rahim, signed and sealed by Frank Longobardi, P.E.
7.0 CONDITIONS OF USE
The ICC-ES Subcommittee for the National Evaluation Service finds that the Nailon Thermoplastic Resin Siding panels as described in this report complies with or are suitable alternates to that specified in the 2000 Inlernational Building Code®, the 2000 International Residential Code®, the 1998 International One- and Two-Family Dwelling Code®, the 2002 Accumulative Supplement to the International, the BOCA® National Building Code/1999, the 1999 Standard Building Code®, and the 1997 Uniform Building CodeTM, subject to the following conditions:
7.1 This Evaluation Report and the installation instructions, when required by the code official, shall be submitted at the time of permit application.
7.2 The siding shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's published installation instructions and this report.
7.3 The siding shall be installed only on exterior walls covered by a solid structural or nonstructural sheathing. 7.4 All siding and accessories shall be fastened to studs or other solid nailing surfaces or nail based sheathing must be used.
Where wood furring strips are used for uneven or non-nailable surfaces, their minimum size shall be 1 by 3 inch (25 by 76 mm) and they shall be adequately fastened to the substrate to resist the loads transferred by the siding.
Furring for horizontal siding shall be installed vertically at a maximum 16 inch (406 mm) o.c. and for vertical siding, horizontally at a maximum 16 inch (406 mm) o.c. spacing.
7.5 Exterior stud walls shall be braced in accordance with:
7.6 Wood studs, furring strips or other wood supports not covered by an approved moisture protection barrier shall be approved pressure treated wood or protected against decay as required under:
7.7 The siding shall be installed only on the exterior of combustible non-fire-resistance rated walls with a horizontal separation of greater than 5 feet (1.5 m).
7.8 All insulation material used with the siding panels shall have a flame spread index (FSI) of not more than 75 and shall be protected from the interior of the building by an approved 15 minute thermal barrier.
7.9 The design transverse wind load pressures are determined under:
and shall not exceed the allowable capacities shown for the assemblies listed in Section 4.3 of this report.
7.10 This report is subject to periodic re-examination. For information on the current status of this report, contact the ICC-ES.