Quite often, amateur masters wonder how to properly assemble vinyl siding. Video instruction of this simple, but having many subtleties, process is in this article. The cladding of the facade with this material has recently become increasingly popular, but the cost of refining works is often quite high. After studying the basic rules of cladding, and taking advantage of some tips, you can easily install the installation of vinyl siding with your own hands.
To create high-quality cladding plates yourself, you will need the following tools and additional components:
- drill, cordless or cordless screwdriver;
- building level, plumb lines;
- electric circular saw;
- scissors intended for cutting metal;
- screws and screws;
- crabs, special mounting brackets;
- aluminum profile or timber from wood 50×40.
A profile or timber is required to create a framework on which vinyl siding will be installed later. The construction of the structure for the lining is necessary if you plan to equip a ventilated facade. Such a system allows the walls to breathe.
Important! Before starting the work, vinyl elements need to rest for some time at outdoor temperature.
If on the walls outside there are irregularities in the form of protrusions from the masonry, protruding reinforcement, they must be removed. They can interfere with the creation of a flat frame or laying insulation in its niche. Conventional flaws in plaster or small dents are not necessary to be removed, as they are hidden facing.
There are two different approaches to frame assembly. Crate for siding arrangement can be vertical or horizontal. The vertical frame is suitable for siding panels such as: shipboard or block house.
To begin the arrangement of such a construction, it is necessary to draw a vertical line along the corner of the house, using the level prepared by plumb lines. After that, holes for fixing the mounting brackets are drilled along it. When installing suspensions, it is required to observe vertical symmetry, since they will serve as a kind of hollow for a profile or beam. After securing the carrier on the opposite corner of the building, a building thread is stretched between them, which will serve as a starting point for other crossbars. The distance between the profiles should be no more than 0.4-0.5 m.
Crate horizontally carried out if used for cladding siding, similar to eurolining. With the help of the construction level a horizontal line is drawn. The upper carrier is fixed by analogy with the vertical. Then, after fixing the first profile, the location of other details of the structure is noted from it. The distance between the profiles should not be done more than half a meter.
If, in addition to creating the original appearance of the facade, it is required to conduct thermal insulation of the walls in parallel, then the insulation under the siding is fastened inside the resulting frame. For these purposes, ideal mineral (stone) wool, foam. Fixed insulation plates fungi or special mounting glue.
The distance from the plane to which the siding will be fastened and the insulation should not be less than 1 cm. Also, when arranging insulation, it is required to protect the walls of the house and from moisture. For this purpose, special hydro and vapor barrier films are used. Read below how to install vinyl siding. Video instruction will help to deal with the many subtleties of plating.
After assembling the frame, you can begin the process of covering. Facing panels from different manufacturers usually have different designs of the lock, additional elements. Usually there is a mounting instruction for vinyl siding, which describes in detail how to join the plates.
However, there are basic principles of fastening panels:
- corner profiles or bars should be mounted only vertically;
- the first screw is screwed into the highest point, then all the rest;
- the panel can not be screwed tightly, it should be free to hold on the fasteners.
Important! When attaching the panels, screws or screws should not be screwed in until the very end. It is necessary to leave 1-2 turns, so that when the temperature jumps, the siding could not be deformed.
First of all, angular strips are installed, and ordinary vinyl panels will be inserted into them. The angle must be set a few millimeters above the lowest point. The fastening process begins with the top hole, the screw is screwed into its upper half. The rest of the fasteners should be in the middle of the hole.
Tip! If you need to lengthen the corner elements when installing your own vinyl siding, the upper part should be mounted on the lower part. Overlap in this case will be about 2-2.5 cm.
Due to the flexibility of the vinyl corner strip, you can equip obtuse and sharp corners. To create an obtuse angle, you need to press the bar a little, and for a sharp one, slightly squeeze. You can replace the finished corners with regular J-profiles.
H-connector is designed for joining ordinary vinyl panels, if their length is not enough to completely cover the wall. Mount it as well as the corners. You can do without installing the H-profile, but then the plates will need to be screwed with an overlap. After this, the starting strips are attached. Their installation is carried out strictly on the level around the whole house.
When the preparatory stage is completed, you can proceed to the installation of vinyl siding. Video materials allow you to view the whole process in subtleties.
To facing turned out high quality and served for a long time, it is necessary to follow the rules of fastening panels:
- the gap between fasteners is usually 25-30 cm;
- it is necessary to twist the self-tapping screw precisely perpendicularly to a wall;
- The screw must be located in the middle of the special hole intended for fastening. Due to this, the plate can shift during expansion;
- not to twist the screw to the end, you can use two methods:
- when twisting to attach a coin;
- tighten the screw completely, then loosen a turn.
- there must be a technological gap of 0.5-0.6 cm between adjacent starting strips. It is also intended to provide freedom for the plates in the course of linear expansion;
- for arrangement of corners use special angular elements;
- It is also necessary to observe a gap of about 1 mm, if you use vinyl staples to install vinyl siding. The instruction usually indicates such important points.
The first plate is inserted into the grooves of the corner or H-slats. In the center of the panel in the special hole is screwed the first screw, the following is placed from the middle to the edges. The next bar starts up on top with respect to the first, it is lowered to get a click. If the lock is snapped, then the plate will fall flat, and it will be possible to proceed with its further fastening.
After installation of all panels, the finishing and near-window slats are fastened. First, the finishing strip is attached, and only then the last plate is inserted into it. As you can see nothing is difficult in the process of installing vinyl siding. The video instructions presented in the article will greatly facilitate the understanding of all the intricacies of the lining process.