How to sheathe a house with a siding under a log

A great material for building a house is a log. The only disadvantages of such a home is its high cost and regular maintenance. Having upholstered a building with a siding imitating a log, it is possible to get a house at an affordable price, in appearance resembling a log cabin. In order to understand how to sheathe a house with a siding under a log, it is important to study all the stages of work that you can do with your own hands.

Metal siding. What is it?

How to sheathe a house with a siding under a log The device of the panels under the log

For the manufacture of metal siding steel or aluminum sheets are used, on which are applied polymers. This coating mimics the log (and not only) and serves as a protective layer that protects the metal from corrosion. In addition, with the help of siding, you can not only change the appearance of the facade, but also hide various defects of the walls.

Some communications can be placed under the siding so that they do not catch the eye and spoil the appearance of the building.

When choosing metal siding, it is important to know that there are several types of coatings for it, differing in the period and conditions of operation of the material on which they are applied.


Metal siding with this kind of coating (with both glossy (PE) and matte (MPE)) is in demand in Russia and the CIS countries.

  • 10 years warranty.
  • Will serve 15-20 years.


The polyurethane coating (PUR) is more durable and practically does not fade, as it is resistant to UV light.

  • Warranty 15 years.
  • Will serve 30 years.


Metal siding with such a coating, according to the manufacturer, will last a very long time. It consists of acrylic (20%) and polyvinyl fluoride (80%) and is composed of high quality pigments designed to maintain color fastness.

  • Warranty 15 years.
  • Will serve 30 years.

Plastisol (PVC)

This PVC coating with the addition of plasticizers is very durable, but it is not recommended to use it in the southern regions, as it is afraid of intense ultraviolet radiation.

Metal siding has a width of 30 cm and a length of 3 to 6 m. You can choose material of other dimensions: a width of 0.5 m and a length of 1.5 m.

Features of metal siding

How to sheathe a house with a siding under a log Metal siding under a log

Metal siding has many positive qualities:

  • Acceptable cost.
  • The material is practical and durable.
  • Moisture is not terrible.
  • It looks beautiful and at some distance the house cannot be distinguished from that built from timber.
  • You can choose the texture, color and shade that imitate a particular tree species.
  • Suitable for covering any structures.
  • Possibility of building insulation.
  • Fireproof and resistant to external influences.
  • You can purchase panels for vertical installation.
  • It is easy to care for such a coating.

There are some negative qualities:

  • If you scratch steel siding, it can rust.
  • The siding is made of thin metal, which can be easily bent, and you will not be able to flex it painlessly - you will have to replace the panel, choosing it by color.

As we see, there are much more positive qualities.

How to install the siding

How to sheathe a house with a siding under a log Installation of metal siding

Before you begin , it is important to stock up on the necessary tools and purchase all the materials that will be required.

Required tools

How to sheathe a house with a siding under a log Tools

For work you will need:

  • tape measure;
  • hammer;
  • marker;
  • construction level;
  • plummet;
  • metal shears;
  • jigsaw;
  • hacksaw;
  • perforator;
  • screwdriver.

You will also need materials, the amount of which you should be advised by a consultant. The amount of material, types of fasteners, as well as the necessary additional elements will depend on the size, shape and number of floors of the house.

Surface preparation

How to sheathe a house with a siding under a log Walls of the old house

First check the surface to which the crate will be attached. When the plaster leaves much to be desired, you first need to do it. If everything is normal with the coating, then remove the peeling plaster from the wall surface and remove the dust from the wall surface. It is also important to remove from the walls all that will interfere with the work. This may be a drain, antenna, and more.


How to sheathe a house with a siding under a log Marking

Marking on the facade is necessary. On the construction slang, there is such a word as "grab", which means the area to be repaired or covered. Grabs are applied in stages, denoting the order of work.

The second step at the marking stage is to mark the position of the fasteners and their installation.When marking the place where the brackets will be attached, it is important to remember about the step, which is 60 cm wide and 80 cm vertically.

How to install the brackets

According to the markings applied earlier, brackets are installed. First you need to drill holes to match the diameter of the dowels and anchor nails. Putting izolonovoy gasket, you can install.

As regards brackets and fasteners, specific conditions affect the length. For example, in case of unevenness of the house (level difference), it is necessary to pick up the brackets of a certain length so that when fastening in the lower place freely protrude in areas with a large level.

A little about thermal insulation

How to sheathe a house with a siding under a log Wall insulation

At the junction of empty spaces do not must. For ease of installation, the plates use special cup nails.

The insulation plates are fixed so that they fit as closely as possible to each other.

The dowel (plastic) construction with a wide cap serves as a guarantee of fixing the facade insulation. The second part is the metal rod. Per square meter take 7-8 pieces.

To protect the insulation, you can use a vapor-tight membrane. It is fixed with an overlap on each side of about 10 cm.

Installation of various elements

How to sheathe a house with a siding under a log Additional elements for metal siding

The next step is to install the profiles. Fixing elements to the brackets is carried out with self-tapping screws. If there are rivets, they are also suitable as a mounting material.

After the profiles have been installed, the plane is corrected. For this purpose, install the mount for draining water, corner connection and more. On the window sill should be fixed slatted strips.

With self-tapping screws 4.2 * 16 mm, the starting level and the base drain are fixed to the wall. Installation is best done on the lower edge of the vertical profile. In the process, you need to check the horizontal level.

How to mount the siding

How to sheathe a house with a siding under a log Siding under the log

  1. Performing installation siding under the log, it is worth remembering that the trim start to perform, setting the first row, and attach it to the starting bar.
  2. Self-screws secure the top edge of the bar to the profiles.
  3. Further work is done as well. Constantly check the horizontal installation of the attached planks level.
  4. In the process of work, some inexperienced owners make a gross mistake - fixing the bar to the vertical element butt. This is a serious violation, since metal siding tends to change its size depending on the temperature. As a result, deformation of the facade structure may occur.
  5. In conclusion, the installation of the last row, adjacent to the roof, is carried out with the help of special elements and strips.

Following the step-by-step guide, you can install the siding under the log no worse than experienced experts. A beautiful and warm facade will delight the eye for a long time.

Also read:

  • We sheathe the window with siding.
  • House cladding with their own siding.
  • Gable trim with siding.
  • How to sheathe facade siding with your own hands?
  • Siding installation.


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