How to install a siding

How to install a siding

The vinyl siding is the leader among materials for exterior finish of country houses and cottages. Advantages of this material are the beautiful appearance, durability, low price and ease of mounting.

It is required to you

  • - siding and components;
  • - nails;
  • - hammer;
  • - fret saw;
  • - square;
  • - chalk;
  • - level;
  • - tape measure;
  • - goggles.


1. For a start calculate how many the siding and components is required to you. Saydingovy panels, a starting rail, a finishing rail, a J-rail, interior and exterior angles will be necessary for you. Measure walls, windows, corners and you will count amount of materials. Try to get at once so much how many it is necessary because the siding from other batch can differ in a shade a little.

2. At uneven walls (that is especially relevant for old houses) the furring is necessary. It is taken from wooden bars of 40х50 mm, a step of furring of 30-40 cm. For a horizontal siding the furring is done vertically, and for vertical – it is horizontal.

3. Mounting of a siding begins with installation of a starting band. For this purpose define the lowermost starting point from where the siding will begin and spend on level a cretaceous band around everything at home. Then attach a starting band so that its bottom edge matched the cretaceous line. Surely leave a gap in 4-5 mm between level joints.

4. The following step – installation of exterior and interior angles. The bottom edge of each corner should be 6 mm lower than a starting level. If you need to increase a corner, connect details with an overlap.

5. Windows and doors manage by means of J-rails. For this purpose cut details by the size and fix them. After the end of mounting of a siding in them the platbands which are making out windows and doors fasten.

6. After everything is prepared, it is possible to begin installation of panels of a siding. Installation in horizontal direction begins from below up. Insert bottom edge of the first panel into a starting band and attach the upper edge to a wall. Then do the following number of panels, installing it in the lock lower and so on to the very top. It is better to have horizontal panels in chessboard order. The vertical siding is installed from left to right, fastening it with an overlap or connecting locks. Regardless of the direction of a siding, at a round of a window or door the edge/end of the panel is inserted into a J-rail.

7. A final stroke is installation of a finishing level. Cut necessary quantity of details, then attach them on the upper edge of a wall. Under a finishing level there has to be a small gap – an allowance for thermal expansion.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team