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C e r t a i n Te e d

Education & Development Program

CertainTeedVinyl and Polymer Siding

Become a CertainTeed

The Master Craftsman Education and Development Workbook is the only training manual of its kind in the industry, and it is brought to you by CertainTeed. Use it to master the information critical to a thorough understanding of CertainTeeds line of siding, soffit, and accessories and their installation. Also, a mastery of this workbook is one of the components needed to benefit from the wealth of opportunities offered by the CertainTeed Building Solutions program. After you have reviewed this workbook, you will be prepared to take the Master Craftsman Test, which will earn you valuable rewards. These rewards and more importantly the leg up youll have on the competition are not available to everyone, just to those who have successfully passed the test. When you pass, youll: Receive a personalized Certificate of Completion that you can use to promote your professional services. Be listed as a Master Craftsman on our website, where potential customers can find you. The listing will include your name, company name, phone number, e-mail address, and a link to your website if you have one. You also will have completed one of the three training programs required to earn CertainTeeds 5 Star siding and millwork contractor status. If you complete two or more Building Solutions education programs, youll receive: A Building Solutions certificate designating you as a Building Solutions Specialist. Your certificate will highlight the CertainTeed education programs you have successfully completed. Preferential listing on our online contractor locator site when a consumer searches for contractors who install multiple products.

CertainTeed Vinyl Siding

Master Craftsman Education & Development Program

Table of ContentsGlossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii 1. Balancing Quality and Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Commitment to Continual Improvement. . . . . . . . . . 1 Distribution Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Product Diversity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Sales Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2. Company History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 One Mans Dream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Building Products Today . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3. A Short History of Siding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Wood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Asbestos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Asphalt Siding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Aluminum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Hardboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fiber Cement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Vinyl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 4. Raw Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Resin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Micro-Ingredients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 5. Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Blending . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Extrusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Co-extrusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Embossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Post-forming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Water Tank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Nail Punch and Cut Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Injection Molding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 6. The PermaColor Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 VSI Color Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Streaked Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Dark Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 7. Quality Assurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Raw Material Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Product Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Physical Property Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 8. Jobsite Safety and Workmanship . . . . . . . . . 16 Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Scaffolding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Ladders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Personal Protective Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Housekeeping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Professionalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 9. How to Install Horizontal Siding . . . . . . . . . . 18 Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Wall Preparation and Sheathing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Fastening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Cutting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Installing Accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Window Flashing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Window and Door Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Installing Horizontal Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Attaching External Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 10. How to Install Vertical (Board & Batten) Siding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Preparing Wall Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Installing Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Window Flashing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Installing Vertical Siding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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11. Installation Instructions for Specific Certainteed Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Cedar Impressions D7 Straight Edge and D7 Staggered Edge Perfection Shingles . . . . . . 34 Cedar Impressions T5 Perfection Shingles . . . . . . 37 Cedar Impressions D9 Staggered Rough-Split Shakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Cedar Impressions D7 Straight Edge Rough-Split Shakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Cedar Impressions Mitered Cornerpost and Cornice Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Cedar Impressions Half-Round Shingles. . . . . . . . 46 Northwoods Shakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 CedarBoards and CedarBoards XL Insulated Siding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 12. Soffits and Ventilation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Thermal Convection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Soffit Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Installing Soffit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Installing Triple 3-1/3" InvisiVent and Solid Soffit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Installing Fascia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Installing Porch Ceiling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 13. Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Fire Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Melting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Excessive Weathering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Color Variation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 14. Manufacturers Warranty: Whats Covered; Whats Not . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 How Long Is Long Enough? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 What Is a Manufacturing Defect? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Oil Canning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Blow Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Water Intrusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Some Common Warranty Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . 67ii

15. The Siding Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Cedar Impressions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Northwoods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 CedarBoards and CedarBoards XL . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Wolverine Restoration Smooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Monogram and Monogram 46L . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Board & Batten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Carolina Beaded. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 MainStreet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Wolverine American Legend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Wolverine Encore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Wolverine Newtown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 16. Vinyl Carpentry Soffit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Beaded Triple 2 in. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 T3-1/3 InvisiVent and Soffit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Ironmax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Universal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 17. Vinyl Carpentry Accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93