Finishing the building with siding gives it a neat and attractive look. This process is quite simple and can be performed without the involvement of builders. Facing such elements of the house as window openings should be carried out according to existing technology. This small area will require careful measurements and precise material trimming. We will analyze how to sheathe a window with siding.
Steel and vinyl siding is offered for covering buildings with their own hands. The metal finish is heavier and more expensive, which is why plastic material is used more often. It is resistant to all weather conflicts - precipitation, wind, high and low temperatures, serves a long time and is easy to clean when contaminated.
Regardless of the choice of material, installation of siding on the slopes of windows is the same pattern.
Preparing for installation
Before you sheathe the window, you must purchase all accessories and components:
Types of components and places of their use
Fasteners and siding must be from one manufacturer. Only original fasteners are used, otherwise the lining will not be of high quality. The purchase of the required amount of material and accessories to produce at a time, since the trimmed siding is often different in shade from the main one. Calculate the desired amount can be drawn up on the drawing. For counting, the perimeter of the window is measured and 10% is added for trimming. Fastener siding made screws.
Before the trimming begins, the surface of the slopes is prepared, plaster is applied if necessary. The surface is primed to protect the slopes from microorganisms. To work on the lining start after drying.
Tools for installing siding
Waterproofing of window openings
Initially necessary protect window openings from precipitation. To do this, an apron made of aluminum foil or thin iron is installed around the perimeter. The strips are superimposed on each other, coated with a sealant and nailed. The edge is protected by aluminum tape. Manufactured apron is not attached to the window frame.
Next, the window lining method is selected:
If the deepening of the window opening is less than 19 cm, you can use a specially made window strip. Its edges are covered with a finishing profile or a j-profile with a chamfer.
Work begins with the installation of low tide. It runs 2 cm wider than the slopes. In the manufacture of metal casting on the size of the window, the side parts are not completely cut off, the remaining strips unbend vertically and fasten with screws to the walls. Before fixing the reflux, liquid nails are applied to the area adjacent to the wall.
In the case when the window is deepened by more than 20 cm, the crate is installed. The right angle is determined and the starting profile is screwed on it. The slopes are covered with siding, and the joints around the perimeter are closed with an external corner.
At the attachment points to the siding profiles, there is no need to leave any gaps, the fixing must be tight.
When facing a semicircular window, a flexible J-profile is used. In the absence of an elastic element, you can take the usual and cut along the bar. When fastening a profile, a step of 15 cm is observed.
Rules for installing the siding
Installing siding near window openings is a difficult area of facing, so that you know how to properly finish the finish, you can familiarize yourself with the video tutorial.
This video tells how to decorate a window with your own siding:
Insert and fix the window
Now close the slopes
That's what we got
Now you can sheathe the whole building
You can enjoy the result