Patrick Michaelyan
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Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
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Hello Pros.I have a client for whom I'm about to engage in stage 3 of improving the comfort in his home.One of my partner contractors is recommending vinyl siding with 3/8" integral insulation.My…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heidner yesterday.

Basement Renovation - Concerns & Ideas
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Good morning pros!I am bidding on a basement renovation of a two story brick home in Arlington, VA. The first story is partially below grade. The foundation walls are CMU construction.Here are some…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Beyer Mar 26, 2014.

Closed-Cell Foam & Brick Walls
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Hello Pros.I have been reading up on the use of closed-cell foam applied to brick (foundation) walls.I live and do business in northern Virginia, where we have a heating dominated climate with hot…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick Michaelyan Mar 15, 2014.

Rigid Foam (Polyiso) as a Weather-Resistive Barrier
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Hello pros!I have done much reading on the subject and am still in need of a final round of feedback on using foil-faced polysio board as a weather-resistive barrier (WRB).I completed a project over…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Mar 18, 2014.

 

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Dennis Heidner replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"The observation about rot is important.   I agree. One of my complaints with some of the proposed insulated vinyl sidings - is the suggest simply putting it over the top of the existing siding.   I believe BSC and one of the national…"
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Todd Collins replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"Keeping air from getting into the wall assembly is important - so answer to your question air barrier will help.  Keep in mind that WRB's are not necessarily air barriers.  As you know, water generally gets into a wall more readily in…"
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"You might want to check out BSC (Joe Lstiburek) perfect wall assembly As for builders & new construction - that would be the prescriptive path where it is required - choosing the UA or performance path you can go with less (or none like is…"
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Patrick Michaelyan replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"Todd, I've heard much said about this over the years. Quite frankly, my understanding of this concept is shaky. In VA, the recommendation was an R-value of at least R-5 for exterior rigid insulation. Yet, I see builders opt for R-2.5 to R-3…"
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Todd Collins replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"might want to consider vapor permeability.   Need to move the dew point out far enough to prevent condensation within the wall assembly.  "
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Patrick Michaelyan replied to Casey Gesell's discussion Looking for home improvement companies to join our dealer network!
"Casey I'm in Arlington, VA."
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Patrick Michaelyan replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"Thanks for the input Dennis!"
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Patrick Michaelyan replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"It's about time! I love Hardie products but I had my reservations in the part when installing them per status quo."
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Patrick Michaelyan replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"Great, thanks Craig. I read up on Tyvek's Stucco Wrap many moons ago and completely forgot about it."
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Dennis Heidner replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"If you are using Hardie on a building,   James Hardie recently released a note that says in the near future new installations using their product WILL require at least a 3/8 air gap for the drainage plane."
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Dennis Heidner replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"Interesting, in that I had a "heated" discussion at the Seattle Home Show about a week ago with a distributor of a vinyl siding product that had insulation.  While I personally would avoid the product,  he did make a valid point…"
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Craig Savage replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"If you must eliminate the drainage plane, you might consider using one of the WRB's (make sure it's also an air barrier) that are designed to 'hold out' the siding -- Tyvek Stucco Wrap, or Benjamin Obdyke…"
Thursday
Patrick Michaelyan replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"Thank you all for your input. It confirms my suspicions. I had originally recommended removing the existing vinyl siding, then wrapping the walls with Tyvek, flashing the windows, sealing the window rough openings, and installing a 3/4" layer…"
Thursday
Joe Nebbia replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"I wouldn't agree that the energy benefit is worthless.  A study that we did for he Building America Program that looked at insulated vinyl siding in retrofit applications did show energy savings.  The study should be published by…"
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Craig Savage replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"Sean is spot on. I would only add that the best bang from your residing dollar will come as a result of a VERY CAREFUL installation of the WRB, and all the associated components -- taping the seams, carefully sealing around existing windows and…"
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Tom Mallard replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"A workaround if having to use a siding type that traps moisture is simply using furring strips ripped from plywood 1-1/2" wide vertically to vent condensation, this also moves the siding off the sheathing to reduce conductive-radiative…"
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At 10:58am on November 30, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

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