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Old 05-30-2011, 10:42 PM   #1
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Which is a better siding dryvit or vinyl

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Skip the dryvit---Is Dryvit Dead???? - General Discussion - Contractor Talk - Professional Construction and Remodeling Forum

How about a nice Hardie type of cement siding?

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Welcome to the forum Ross.

The short answer to your short question would be Vinyl.

I’m surprised Dryvit is still being sold. If it’s the Stucco look you want then use Stucco.

If it’s lap siding you like there is are a few material options. Look and compare all of them before you decide.
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drivit is a brand name
http://www.dryvit.com/home.asp?country_id=1

eifs is the generic,it can be a fine cladding if wall prep and installation is done to specs
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See a lot of Dryvit failures around here.
It is all in the prep.
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Sadly,Many insurance companies will not insure a home cover in Dryvit.
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drivit is a brand name
http://www.dryvit.com/home.asp?country_id=1

eifs is the generic,it can be a fine cladding if wall prep and installation is done to specs
Really…..I’ve only dealt with it twice, both times the sheathing was soaked. Even in the field where windows or other penetrations didn’t exist. Installed to specs? I don’t know but I've seen enough to not recommend it.

You just about need to encapsulate yourself in a tent when tearing it off or you’ll have that stuff all over the neighborhood.
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I thought you had to be a “certified installer” to even buy the stuff.
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There is a lot of it done here. You never ever see anyone from the company on any job anywhere. All we see is the workers and and their microwave ovens. A-h-h-h-h-h, I love the smell of hot tacos at lunch time.

The faux-stone is the same way. Pitiful, just pitiful. In fact three years ago I worked on a home that was built for 1.5 million. The EIFS and fake stone job was terrible. They were also scheduled to do a fireplace inside. I had a tile job that cost well over 100K and pitched a ***** when I found out who was going to clad the fireplace. I haven't worked for that decorator since then. She got really pissed at me.
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Having worked on millions of dollars of EIFS litigation I would hesitate to recommend dryvit. It's not an inherently flawed system.... But only 1 or 2 percent of it is installed correctly. Even with a sterling install it probably will hurt resale.
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there is no ''inherently'' bad cladding only sloppy or noexistant installation details to say one is better than the other is misinformed,there have been million dollar litigations with every siding....even wood
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So how does sloppy or nonexistent installation details play into the melting vinyl siding caused by the neighbors windows?

Who’s at fault with that one?
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well the windows are likely faulty,not sure what your point is though Ron,

i wouldnt doubt that the heat reflection problem isn't damaging the plastic finishes we put on wood and fc and being blamed as paint failure or moisture problems
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Sadly,Many insurance companies will not insure a home cover in Dryvit.

this is really not true,there was at one time a problem with this however

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