11:46AM | 01/26/05
Member Since: 12/01/03
30 lifetime posts
Hi - I am new home owner. My house is 16 years old and is covered with the original vinyl siding. My questions :

1. Is Vinyl Siding sufficient to protect and insualte my house ?? ( I grew up in a brick house and can't get used to siding, Tyvex, sheeting, insulation then drywall as the only barrier between me and outside )

2. What can I do determine if my siding is on tight and is there any easy way to maybe re insualte or patch areas that are not tight - ( example - I think my outside garage wall does not have a vapor barrier.

Any advice or details would be appreciated. I never worked with Vinyl siding before.



01:24PM | 01/26/05
Member Since: 11/27/04
172 lifetime posts
vinyl is good ..

if it's not on right it will peel loose..

does not insulate..

cheaper older siding can become brittle in the cold and be subject to damage..

garage wall if not heated does not technically need a vapor barrier on the inside, but it does not hurt...vapor barrier on the warm in winter side.

siding can be 'un-zipped' and then reattached again with large head roofing nails.


04:43AM | 01/31/05
Member Since: 12/01/03
30 lifetime posts

Thanks for the reply. I will take a look at the vapor barrier behind the garage area and see what I can do.

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