If you need a fast and inexpensive way to decorate the facade, siding is the best choice. With its help it is easy to eliminate all external defects, to give the facade an aesthetic look. Quite beautiful and interesting at home sheathed with siding. Photos of the facades presented in the article demonstrate all possible finishes, the existing types of this material.
Types of siding
Finishing facades with siding panels has become quite widespread. On the construction market are several varieties of siding:
- and even cement.
However, the greatest recognition, thanks to its qualities, has won the usual vinyl material. A huge number of positive properties, practicality and ease of installation – this is only a small part of its advantages. Houses lined with such plates do not lose their external aesthetics even over time. He is not afraid of natural disasters. The sun, wind, rain, snow does not affect its integrity and appearance. The facade, trimmed with garden panels, will last more than a dozen years, without requiring additional painting or repair.
This material is quite light, does not weigh down the design, allowing you to create different versions of design solutions. It will look great with almost any landscape design trimmed siding, facade of the house. Photos of private houses, lined in this way are located below. Also, manufacturers are ready to offer acrylic look siding. It is very similar to vinyl in quality indicators, but a little different technology of manufacture.
Helpful advice! All types of siding panels for building cladding are easily mounted. To do this, do not need special construction skills, preliminary preparation of the walls. Create a unique facade with their own hands will not be any difficulty.
Acrylic finishing plates have all the positive qualities of their vinyl friend. However, vinyl is a little behind in some indicators. Acrylic material compared to vinyl has the following advantages:
- less exposed to UV rays;
- does not change shape at temperatures up to 85 ?;
- resistant to chemical solvents;
- longer service life (about 50 years).
The cost of finishing when choosing acrylic as a finishing material is likely to be much higher, but in the end this option may be more profitable. If the budget is limited, then it is possible to use vinyl panels, which have long won the respect of consumers, as well as developers. Therefore, to decide which siding is better than vinyl or acrylic, is suitable in a particular situation, should the owner of the building.
Finishing of any gable with such panels is carried out in several stages, the number of which depends on the purpose of the lining. If you just need to improve the appearance of the building, then it is enough to crate and attach the acquired plates. If the main task is to warm the house, then the lining should take place in the following sequence:
- A vapor barrier is attached to the wall.
- Installed slats or profiles (how to make a crate for siding, described below).
- In the space between the crate fit insulation.
- The resulting “cake” is closed with a waterproofing film.
- Siding panels are installed.
Asking the question: how to sheathe a pediment with siding, you should also familiarize yourself with the rules for arranging the crates. Properly installed frame will allow you to create a perfectly smooth and externally winning facade.
Helpful advice! Correctly made obreshetka will allow to carry out installation of siding plates without problems.
Often, those who want to improve the appearance of their home with the help of siding plates, ask questions about the proper arrangement of the crates. How to make a crate for siding quickly and accurately? This will require:
- metal profiles or wooden slats;
- scissors for metal or saw;
- screwdriver, screws, dowels;
- crabs and suspensions.
Depending on the type of siding panels, lathing is done either horizontally or vertically. Fastening elements to the wall is made with screws, if the base is wooden. It is best to install the framework with dowels on the brick wall.
Helpful advice! When used for lathing wooden slats, they must be treated with compounds that protect from rotting.
Metal profile, in comparison with wood, is more resistant to external adverse weather effects. Therefore, it is much more often used for arranging crates. It is recommended to install profiles in increments of about 50 cm, unless otherwise provided by the siding manufacturer. With the help of additional bars and guides it is quite easy to eliminate all the irregularities of the wall and create the perfect gable.
Fastening of vertical profiles, depending on the height of the wall, should be made at least 3 suspensions. Each hanging element must wrap the rack on both sides, this will ensure the strength and stability of the structure. It is obligatory to install profiles at the corners of the house, around any openings (window and door), as well as at the borders where the plates will be fixed.
As you can see, installation of the batten for siding is quite simple. After completing this process, you can proceed directly to fastening the panels.
There are two ways to finish the facade siding house. Photos of private houses demonstrate the installation of plates with the help of H-strip and without it. In the first embodiment, the ends of the plate are inserted into a pre-vertically installed H-element, in the second, they overlap each other. For fastening the panel, a special perforation is provided. Screws need to be twisted around the middle of these slots, so that the plate can move slightly under the influence of frost and the bright sun.
At each gardening element there is a special lock, with which the panels grip together, for a more durable construction. After installing all the sheets, under the facade of the roof fix the finishing bar, under which lead the last plate.
The photo shows how interesting and stylish looks siding. Manufacturers can offer to do the trim under the stone, brick, wooden beam. From the outside it is almost impossible to determine the originality of the material. The combination of siding panels of various colors and textures will allow you to recreate any, even the most complex design ideas.