[CCMC 13544-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation

From: National Research Council Canada

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Compliance opinion

It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated product, when used as an exterior siding for buildings of combustible construction in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, complies with the following code:

National Building Code of Canada 2015

ID Code provision Solution type
09-27-12-00-00-0-009.27.12. Vinyl SidingAlternative Insulation MaterialsAcceptable

The above opinion(s) is/are based on the evaluation by the CCMC of technical evidence provided by the evaluation holder, and is bound by the stated conditions and limitations. For the benefit of the user, a summary of the technical information that forms the basis of this evaluation has been included.

Product information

Product name

Haven®Insulated Siding

Product description

The product is a vinyl siding manufactured in various model profiles with an expanded polystyrene (EPS) thermal insulation backing (see Figure 1). The EPS is glued and contoured to the back of the siding profile.

The following is a list of the models evaluated under CCMC 13544-R:

  • D10BBIP - Double 10” Board and Batten Insulated Siding
  • HAVBB10 - Double 10” Board and Batten Insulated Siding;
  • HAVD612/616 - Double 6” Insulated Siding
  • HAVD7 - Double 7” Insulated Siding
  • TMD7IP/16I - Double 7” Insulated Siding
  • TMQ45IP - Quad 4.5” Dutchlap Insulated Siding
  • TMQ4IP - Quad 4” Insulated Siding
  • TMT6IP/616I - Triple 6” Insulated Siding
a render of the product

Figure 1. Haven® Insulated Siding

Manufacturing plant

This evaluation is valid only for products produced at the following plant:

Product nameManufacturing plant
Columbus, OH, US
Haven®Insulated SidingProduct evaluated by the CCMC

Product evaluated by the CCMC Indicates that the product from this manufacturing facility has been evaluated by the CCMC

  Conditions and limitations

The CCMC’s compliance opinion is bound by this product being used in accordance with the conditions and limitations set out below.

  • The products are limited to use as exterior siding for the buildings falling within the scope of Part 9, Housing and Small Buildings, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • When installed, all the building elements relevant to the product must comply with the requirements of the NBC 2015.
  • The siding panels must be installed on furring to provide a second line of defence that consists of a continuous, clear and uninterrupted air space of 19 mm outboard of the sheathing membrane.
  • The furring must be installed over a sheathing membrane that meets the requirements of Article, Sheathing Membrane Material Standard, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • In order to drain water to the outside, the system requires flashing at locations specified in Article, Flashing Installation, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • Sealants used in conjunction with the product must meet the requirements of Subsection 9.27.4., Sealants, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • In order to attach the cladding, the furring must be:
    • not less than 19 mm × 38 mm;
    • securely nailed to the framing; and
    • spaced not more than 600 mm on centre in accordance with Article, Furring, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • The product or its packaging must be clearly identified with the phrase “CCMC 13544-R.”
  • In addition to the above requirements, the product and its accessories must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation manual dated June 2011.

  Technical information

This evaluation is based on demonstrated conformance with the following criteria:

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-074633.05-15CCMC Technical Guide for Vinyl Insulated Siding Installed on Furring

The evaluation holder has submitted technical documentation for the CCMC’s evaluation. Testing was conducted at laboratories recognized by the CCMC. The corresponding technical evidence for this product is summarized below.

Material requirements
Table 1. Results of testing of component requirements for the product
Component Requirement Result
Thermal insulation CAN/ULC-S701-11, “Thermal Insulation, Polystyrene, Boards and Pipe Covering” Meets CAN/ULC-S701
Vinyl siding CAN/CGSB-41.24-95, “Rigid Vinyl Siding, Soffits and Fascia” Meets CAN/CGSB-41.24


Performance requirements

Wind load resistance requirements

Table 2. Results of testing of wind load resistance requirements for the product
Test Model RequirementTable footnote (1)Table footnote (2)Table footnote (3) Result
Deformation under sustained load HAVD7, TMD7IP/16I, TMT6IP/616I No damage observed after a sustained pressure for 1 hour at a maximum pressure of ± 850 Pa. Q50 < 0.85 kPa
D10BBIP, HAVBB10, HAVD612/616, TMQ4IP, TMQ45IP No damage observed after a sustained pressure for 1 hour at a maximum pressure of ± 450 Pa. Q50 < 0.45 kPa
Cyclic loading HAVD7, TMD7IP/16I, TMT6IP/616I No damage observed after 2 000 cycles reversing from positive to negative pressures at a maximum of ± 1 240 Pa. Q50 < 0.85 kPa
D10BBIP, HAVBB10, HAVD612/616, TMQ4IP, TMQ45IP No damage observed after 2 000 cycles reversing from positive to negative pressures at a maximum of ± 660 Pa. Q50 < 0.45 kPa
Safety (gust loads) HAVD7, TMD7IP/16I, TMT6IP/616I No damage observed after a maximum applied pressure of ± 1 850 Pa for 3 seconds. Q50 < 0.85 kPa
D10BBIP, HAVBB10, HAVD612/616, TMQ4IP, TMQ45IP No damage observed after a maximum applied pressure of ± 980 Pa for 3 seconds. Q50 < 0.45 kPa


Maximum wind pressures for deflection measurements

Test requirements were established based on hourly wind pressures that are associated with designated geographical areas. Q10 represents the 1-in-10 probability of the calculated wind speed being exceeded in any given year. Geographical areas and their corresponding hourly wind pressures are indexed in Table C2 of Division B of the NBC 2015.

Table 3. Results of testing of deflection measurements for the product
Product profile Hourly wind pressure Test wind pressure (Pa)Table footnote (1) Maximum deflection (mm)Table footnote (2)
TMT6IP/616I Q10 ≤ 0.80 kPa +2 640 41.9
−2 640 97.8
HAVD7, TMD7IP/16I Q10 ≤ 0.80 kPa +2 640 35.1
−2 640 75.7
TMQ45IP Q10 ≤ 0.40 kPa +1 320 14.0
−1 320 30.0
TMQ4IP Q10 ≤ 0.40 kPa +1 320 14.7
−1 320 58.7
HAVD612/616 Q10 ≤ 0.40 kPa +1 320 24.9
−1 320 32.0
D10BBIP, HAVBB10 Q10 ≤ 0.40 kPa +1 320 25.9
−1 320 37.1


Other technical evidence

Additional performance data requested by the evaluation holder

Data in this section does not form part of the CCMC’s opinion in the code compliance opinion section.

Fire Performance

Table 4. Results of testing of fire performance for the productTable footnote footnote (1)Table footnote footnote (2)
Property Requirement Result
Flame-spread rating Report value 40
Smoke development Report value 440


Administrative information

Use of Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) assessments

This assessment must be read in the context of the entire CCMC Registry of Product Assessments, any applicable building code or by-law requirements, and/or any other regulatory requirements (for example, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, etc.).

It is the responsibility of the user to confirm that the assessment they are using is current and has not been withdrawn or superseded by a later version on the CCMC Registry of Product Assessments.


The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has evaluated only the characteristics of the specific product described herein. The information and opinions in this evaluation are directed to those who have the appropriate degree of experience to use and apply its contents (such as authorities having jurisdiction, design professionals and specifiers). This evaluation is valid when the product is used as part of permitted construction, respecting all conditions and limitations stated in the evaluation, and in accordance with applicable building codes and by-laws.

This evaluation is provided without representation, warranty or guarantee of any kind, expressed or implied, and the NRC provides no endorsement for any evaluated product. The NRC accepts no responsibility whatsoever arising in any way from any and all use of or reliance on the information contained herein or the use of any evaluated product. The NRC is not undertaking to render professional or other services on behalf of any person or entity nor to perform any duty owed by any person or entity to another person or entity.


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