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.
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.
The polyurethane coating (PUR) is more durable and practically does not fade, as it is resistant to UV light.
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.
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.
Metal siding under a log
Metal siding has many positive qualities:
There are some negative qualities:
As we see, there are much more positive qualities.
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.
For work you will need:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Siding under the log
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.
Watch the video installation guide for siding under the log:
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