A modern construction market is able to offer a variety of materials suitable for building facades. Among them, siding has become very widespread. This material has a number of characteristic positive operational characteristics, which accounts for its prevalence. One of these qualities is the relative ease of installation work, so that the installation of vinyl siding with their own hands can be carried out by almost anyone who has at least minimal skills in handling the tool.
Before proceeding to the description of siding installation work, it seems useful to give some general definition of what is meant by this name.
Vinyl siding is a finishing material used mainly for facade work, made of plastic (vinyl). It is a scattered elements, strips of a certain size. May have a different color and texture. Among the most notable qualities of the material in question are:
Vinyl, as a material, has rather high rates expansion under the influence of external factors, so it must always be taken into account during installation - between the connecting strips and the siding panels themselves must be left a gap of about 5-7 mm, so as not to disturb the plane of the surface.
Immediately it is worth making a reservation that in order for the installation of vinyl siding to be of the highest quality, it is necessary to strictly follow the order of work.
The sheathing scheme for vinyl siding
As always, installation need to start with preparation. At this stage, attention should be paid to the following points:
Before work, you need to open the package with siding and allow the material to be outdoors in order to stabilize its temperature readings.
If the preparation was carried out successfully, then finishing the house with vinyl siding will not be difficult. Works should start from the bottom, gradually moving up.
First, you need to install a launch pad along the marked horizontal line. It can be fixed to the base either with nails or with self-tapping screws or brackets - the choice of fasteners depends on the material from which the house is built.
Next, the siding start panel is installed along the starting strip. As stated in the assembly instructions, the panels should be fixed only through a special perforation along the edge of the panel. If there is a need to mount through the sheet, then it is necessary to perform preliminary drilling in order to prevent cracking of the material. This is how the first row of panels fits, and it should be noted that every two component parts there should be a connecting H-shaped vertical strip.
Components for siding
All subsequent siding rows are mounted in the same way, and the panels should connect with locks provided by the design.
Additional elements of vinyl siding
Arches of windows, doors and corners should be finished with special items that are additionally purchased.
Finishing rules for openings
This is a complete description of the installation process for vinyl siding can be considered complete . For the most complete perception of the information presented, you can familiarize yourself with the relevant videos on the subject matter.
How to install Holzsiding siding panels, see below:
And this is the installation instructions for Docke siding:
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