How to finish the siding
How to finish the siding
One of the most popular types of facingworks is the finish of the building siding. But even the excellent quality of the facing material does not save, if the installation is wrong. Those owners of apartment houses who wish to independently perform the facing of the facade siding, it is worthwhile to get acquainted with the information on this issue in advance.
To complete the finishing work, you will need these tools:
- a hammer;
- building level;
- plumb bob;
- a circular saw.
If the installation is to be carried out usingmetal panels, you need a scissors for metal, as well as a circular saw and a drill-bolgarka. With these tools, siding can be cut as required for work. Fit and protective equipment - glasses, mittens.
To fix the material to the facade, you will needinstallation of start profiles - this will help to provide fasteners on the surface with any design features. Fastening the finishing rails helps to make the wall surface smooth and beautiful.
To make your own decorationsiding, you need to perform work in several stages. The first stage in siding finishing is preparing and cutting the material. Depending on how well the preliminary stage is performed, all subsequent work will depend. It will be necessary to make a plan to correctly distribute the material over the entire surface.
A foundation is being prepared - for thisyou need a device for the battens on the facade. As a material for it fit and boards, and bruski, and metal profiles. The stronger the foundation, the more durable and efficient the design will be. It is very desirable to cover the walls with a warming material - to use a better released in the form of a roll and with sufficient strength. Using an excessively soft material can lead to gradual deformation of the surfaces.
First, for fixing, suchelements: corners external and internal, starting profiles, J-profiles. After installing them, you can take and for fixing the panels. Between them you will need to leave small gaps, so-called temperature gaps. When placing the panels, it is so close that the material is warped from rising temperatures. Fixation of siding is done more often using self-tapping screws, but also nails will do. It is not necessary to drive them to the end.
Tip: Before proceeding with the installation, the siding should be left for a while "stale" at the temperature at which the installation will be carried out. If the work is carried out in the cold season, the temperature gap should be slightly increased.
When doing the finishing work, you should tryavoid tensioning the panels when they are connected. This can lead to deformation of the material, swellings, and other complex problems in eliminating the problems. Panels of the last row should be installed not earlier than the moment when the finish is finished and the finishing rails are arranged in place. Sheathing is carried from the bottom up.