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NewTechWood deck boards are not WUI compliant. However, NewTechWood siding can be made WUI compliant by installing it as per the instructions detailed here: https://www.newtechwood.com/pdf/NewTechWood_California_Wildland_Urban_Interface_Notice.pdf.
We currently do not offer this. In fact, for horizontal installations of the European siding, we do not recommend installing at more than 32 feet. A butt joint trim does exist for the US09 tongue and groove siding.
You can use our color-match fascia screws for this. This will allow them to not be seen clearly once installed.
This is about 20 inches, or over best practices. We do recommend 16 inches on center, but up to 19/20 inches is acceptable.
You can use either the UH50 end trim, or some sort of ledger board. The ledger board may also be one of our solid deck boards.
NewTechWood siding can be installed on interior surface, on plywood, without furring strips, if the room in which it is installed will maintain a fairly stable year-round temperature. We would not recommend using glues, or other adhesives, as best practice, as they may not hold over time.
While we have not specifically tested for such a height restriction, we would not be aware of any such reason why this restriction would exist. NewTechWood siding has been installed above the ground floor of numerous buildings, including two story housing, as well as taller residential and commercial buildings.
Yes, either the deck boards or siding boards can be used as long as they are supported 16 inches on center.
While most stains on our material can be cleaned with soap and water, this would require a deeper clean. Testing on an inconspicuous area first, you will want to use a combination of acetone and a wire brush, scrubbing gently. You will also want to make sure to wash this off once done.
You may use a bug screen on the bottom.
You can use a PVC trim board across the bottom to keep all the boards straight.
Such an installation does not need a vapor barrier. The wall is sufficiently waterproof, if it is made of cinder block.
No, it cannot. Furring strips are necessary for air flow and for the siding trim to properly be installed. The only exception would be in case of soffit installation. This means it cannot be installed directly onto any moisture barrier. This is not the case for interior installations, or for soffit.
Yes, to do so, either screw through the face to attach them, use the mini-gap clips, or use The Tiger Claw TC-G clip. The boards would still need to be properly supported.
Yes, it does! NewTechWood siding received NOA approval. It can be reviewed here: https://www.newtechwood.com/pdf/NewTechWood_Miami_Dade_County_NOA.pdf.