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Do not caulk the panels where they meet the receiver of inside corners,

outside corners, or J-channel. Also, do not caulk the overlap joints. Vinyl siding

must remain free to move.

Pretty clear to me. I would think that is pretty universal in all manufacturer's instructions. But if he won't listen to Habitat's instructions, maybe he will like this from The Vinyl Siding Institue better:

http://www.vinylsiding.org/publications/

7. Do not caulk the panels where they meet the receiver of inside corners, outside

corners, or J-trim. Do not caulk the overlap joints.

Or maybe from Certainteed:

http://www.certainteed.com/NR/rdonlyres ... CTS205.pdf

The only instructions for caulk is for crown moldings, etc.

and they have the same type requirement for allowing for movement:

It’s normal for vinyl building products to expand and contract

with temperature changes. To ensure a successful siding

installation, you must allow for this movement during

application.

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Wow, another old thread.......folks are lurking out there.......

I think we've got the Vinyl Siding Institute stuff in the Library @ TIJ. Download it and read up. If not.......

Go to the Vinyl Siding Institute website and read what they have, and while your at it, check out the Tyvek Installation Guide over at Dupont.

Then Google up "rainscreen walls" and find an explanation on one of the DIY site. At base, satisfactorily installed vinyl siding is a rainscreen application.

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