Facing the facade of the house is one of the main components of not only external attractiveness, but also reliable protection of external walls from the adverse effects of natural factors: rain, snow, sunlight. In addition to protective functions, facing the house creates good thermal insulation of the room.
Today, in the construction market you can find many options for cladding the facade. One of the popular types of finishes is siding. Facade siding do-it-yourself does not require special training, skills and abilities. Responsible approach, the right choice of material, strict adherence to installation technology, with the result that high-quality facade decoration will be provided.
Before proceeding with the cladding of the facade of the house, you must familiarize yourself with the types of siding panels and study the characteristics of the material from which they are made.
Steel siding under the wood
Steel siding used for cladding industrial buildings and warehouses.
Aluminum siding is used for covering industrial and residential buildings.
Wooden siding is used mainly for interior plating of residential and office premises.
Cement wood siding
Cement siding - This is the newest technology for building facade cladding. Cellulose fibers are added to a conventional cement, thus, a plating resembling expensive types of wood is obtained. Special molding technology allows you to make this type of siding with any pattern. It is used for plating industrial facilities. For residential use is used in rare cases.
Vinyl siding, one of the most commonly used finishes. The material looks spectacular and expensive, as it imitates many textures: expensive types of wood, stone, marble. You can also choose different colors and create an original pattern or picture.
Facade cladding with vinyl siding is the best solution for finishing the facade of a house. It is desirable that a specialized team be involved in facing the facade. Poorly laid panels will let air, moisture and insects pass to the wall of the house, and this threatens to damage it. It is possible to sheathe the facade with your own hands, for this you need to prepare tools and materials that will help in the work, as well as to familiarize yourself with the instructions.
Tools for proper installation
Additional elements for siding
Before you sheathe the facade with siding, you must clearly follow the installation technology, which consists of several stages.
First you need to calculate the amount of material needed for plating. Such a calculation can be done in the construction store sales consultants. For the calculation it is necessary to provide the following information:
Having all the data for the calculation, you can independently calculate the required number of panels for cladding using the following algorithm: from the area of all walls of the house subtract the area of doors and windows, divide the resulting number by the area of one siding panel . The result is multiplied by 1.10. Thus, the area of the panels is calculated with a 10% margin.
Prepare the surface of the walls. Clean their pollution, remove unnecessary items (pipes, trim, window sills, etc.). Gap blow out with foam or seal up with cement mortar. If the surface is wooden, then treat it with a special mixture (antiseptic).
Lathing scheme with insulation
If the house is new, then lathing not required. Provided that the old house is necessary to prepare the crates for mounting panels. For crates use wood or metal. Wooden crate is cheaper than metal. But the metal crate is more reliable and durable. For wooden crates suitable slats, which are pre-treated with an antiseptic. Iron crate is made of galvanized profile.
The next step is insulation and waterproofing. As a heater, you can use foam. For waterproofing - the membrane. The first layer is laid insulation, the second - the membrane, and then make a new crate.
The technological process of installing siding is not particularly difficult, so it can be done by hand.
A detailed description of the installation steps for siding:
Schemes of proper installation:
Start of installation
Rules for fastening panels
Mounting the corner strip of the outer corner
Mounting scheme for the inner corner