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seb75 | Posted in Green Products and Materials on

which siding materials are efficient, and ecoomic
without off gassing

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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    Seb75,
    1. Builders don't depend on siding for "efficiency." (I assume that you are probably talking about energy efficiency.) Energy efficiency is improved when a wall is relatively airtight and has a high R-value. Siding is installed after airtightness work is complete and after insulation has been installed.

    2. Probably the "most economic" (cheapest) sidings are T-111 or vinyl siding.

    3. There are no off-gassing concerns with siding. Siding is installed outdoors, outside of the home's air barrier.

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