21 Feb '12, 5am

insulated vinyl siding driest assembly - GreenBuilder

The NAHB Research Center along with Progressive Foam Technologies , the leader in siding insulation, today announced the results of a new report that details the moisture performance of various exterior wall constructions with elevated indoor winter humidity and seasonal moisture injections. Craig Drumheller, NAHB Research Center senior energy engineer and principal author of the report, states that "Insulated vinyl siding demonstrated the best moisture performance in the study, with the overall driest wall assembly regardless of indoor moisture conditions." A field investigation of nine different wood-framed wall assemblies was conducted to determine the moisture performance of various exterior wall constructions with elevated wintertime humidity in two seasonal phases (40-45% RH for typical winter, and 25-30% RH in the summer) levels and seasonal moisture injections betw...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildermag.com/News/Headlines/NAHB-Resear...

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