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 Patrick Michaelyan 1 hour ago.

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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Patrick Michaelyan replied to Casey Gesell's discussion Looking for home improvement companies to join our dealer network!
"Casey I'm in Arlington, VA."
59 minutes ago
Patrick Michaelyan replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"Thanks for the input Dennis!"
1 hour ago
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."
1 hour ago
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."
1 hour ago
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."
1 hour ago
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…"
1 hour ago
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…"
1 hour ago
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…"
2 hours ago
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…"
3 hours ago
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…"
3 hours ago
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…"
3 hours ago
Kohta Ueno replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"Another reason to avoid insulated vinyl siding, besides the middling R value improvement, is that it eliminates the air space behind the vinyl siding.  The air space in vinyl and aluminum siding allows for ventilation drying of moisture that…"
3 hours ago
Patrick Michaelyan replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"Thanks Sean. Coming from you it carries a lot of weight."
yesterday
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"Pretty much worthless energy wise & while the VSI will try to sell it that way, it isn't - durability & looks wise it is a step up Yes the walls definitely need to be wrapped before installing this - make sure you get the flashing…"
yesterday
Patrick Michaelyan replied to Casey Gesell's discussion Looking for home improvement companies to join our dealer network!
"Casey, I'm considering moving my home performance business (Positive Energy Construction Co,) from northern VA to Charleston, SC. Any interest in the Charleston, SC market? Patrick"
yesterday
Patrick Michaelyan posted a discussion

Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation

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 question is this: is this approach similar to employing continuous rigid exterior insulation. My guess is no.He is recommending wrapping the walls then installing this vinyl siding product.Thanks in advance!See More
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At 10:58am on November 30, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

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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."
59 minutes ago
Patrick Michaelyan replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"Thanks for the input Dennis!"
1 hour ago
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…"
1 hour ago
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…"
1 hour ago
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…"
1 hour ago
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…"
1 hour ago
Hal Skinner posted a discussion

FYI ON VINYL SIDING

Back in 2003 I was called out to a home in Sacramento.  I was called there in the begining of…See More
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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…"
1 hour ago

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