Gold-Fold and Gold Fold-Plus Fanfold Re-siding Underlayment
Home re-siding provides one of the best returns on investment of any type of home improvement project. Gold-Fold and Gold-Fold Plus, two of our DuraGold Series products, help assure that re-siding jobs provide the ultimate in value for years to come.
Gold-Fold and Gold-Fold Plus underlayment are durable, easy to use and will provide numerous immediate and long-term benefits:
- Save money: Avoid costly tear-off and disposal of old siding.
- Level Imperfections: Ideal for leveling old exterior wall surfaces to help assure that the new siding applies flat and straight.
- Smooth Application: “Cut-hinges” allow Gold Fold to lay flat on old siding for improved appearance of new siding.
- Superior Thermal Protection: DuraSpec insulation offers the best long-term R-value of all traditional insulation products, even in the harshest climates.
- Thermal Upgrade: Reflective Facer option adds R-2.1 to system R-Value when installed with 3/4″ dead air space, and is available in all thickness’.
- Save Energy: Provides a protective wind barrier over cracks in the old siding and around windows and doors to eliminate energy robbing drafts in all seasons
- Prevent Moisture Damage: Perforated facers allow walls to breath, preventing mildew, dry-rot and structural damage that can be caused by trapped moisture within wall cavities.
- Extra Support: Compressive and flexural strength provides a stable backing to the new siding, providing a more solid feel.
Use Gold-Fold Plus for those jobs that require extra strength:
- Higher density EPS core
- More R-Value per inch
- Stronger facer for greater durability
- Better wall leveling for improved appearance of the new siding
Easy Installation: Both Gold-Fold and Gold-Fold Plus fasten directly over the old siding. Then trim around protrusions using a utility knife, and install new vinyl or aluminum siding over Gold-Fold or Gold-Fold Plus per the siding manufacturer’s directions.
DuraSpec Solid Backer provides a custom-fit option to add protection to a home when re-siding:
- Custom manufactured to match the profile of all major siding configurations.
- Eliminates air infiltration and adds R-value to walls for improved thermal efficiency (R-3.85 @ 75*F).
- Gives siding a solid feel and eliminates gaps in siding overlap for improved appearance
- Corner posts, starter strips and related products are also available.
Properties and Specifications
The superior R-value of DuraSpec insulation is the most cost effective available and will not diminish over time. Gold-Fold, Gold-Fold Plus and Solid Backer all meet or exceed the physical and thermal property standards as established in ASTM C578-92.