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Installation of exterior siding
Installing outside siding may be the most cost-effective option to raise the value of your home while also restoring its beauty. The technique is not as difficult as it appears, and doing it yourself will save you a lot of money on installation costs. Here are some tips to help you with the siding installation. Want to find Siding Contractors Inver Grove Heights MN? Then reach out to Capstone Bros. today for help.
Installation of fiber cement siding
Fiber cement siding is a long-lasting and appealing solution for exterior wall coverings. Although it cuts and installs similarly to wood siding, there are a few peculiarities to be aware of.
When cutting fiber cement, make sure the wall is adequately weatherproofed and that you use proper safety precautions. Then, moving from the bottom of the wall upward, secure the trim pieces with nails and blind-nail the siding to the wall, course by course. Finish with caulking and painting, then have a look at your work.
With today’s storms, inclement weather, and the state of our ever-changing economy, the concrete home concept has provided a long-term solution for boosting a home’s resiliency. Modern design concepts are becoming more imaginative with concrete, which might have an impact on the home’s worth. While the concept of a concrete-based residential home isn’t new, the benefits to the structure and the homeowner’s wallet are as powerful as ever.
Installation of metal siding
1. Prepare the Location
Existing siding will almost always need to be removed before new siding can be installed. There are rare cases where the original siding can be left in place, but this is unusual. In either case, begin by inspecting the home’s outside. Fill in any holes, gaps, or cracks you find.
2. Add a drip cap to your doors and windows.
Drip cap pieces for the top edge of each door and window should be cut to width plus one inch. For each place, use a single continuous piece. Allow a half-inch overhang on both sides of the apertures for the cap. To make a drip tab, cut the sides and bend them over. Exterior trim nails or siding screws should be used sparingly.
3. Set up the house begin at the ground floor of your home
Staple lengthy, continuous pieces of house wrap along the top side with ladders and a tack hammer. Finish by stapling the remaining edges and fielding. On the edges, use one staple every linear foot, and in the field, use one staple every two to three square feet. Working your way up until you reach the eaves, repeat this procedure. Overlap the wrap layer beneath it by a minimum of six inches.
4. Wrap the house in plastic wrap.
Use house wrap sealing tape to tape the seams where the edges of the house wrap overlap. Tape the tops of windows and doors where the wrap meets the drip cap as well. The goal is to produce a vapor barrier envelope that is completely sealed.
5. Attach the bottom trim
At the bottom boundary of the future siding, draw a level line. Along this line, install the bottom trim. Corners should be cut at a 45-degree angle and siding screws should be used every 12 inches. Seal the seams where two parts meet with silicone caulk. Remove any excess house wrap that extends below the trim.
6. J-channels should be installed around doors and windows.
Cut j-channel or c-channel for all sides of each door and window opening, depending on the product. When cutting, leave extra material to allow for overlaps and drain tabs as needed. This process is nearly comparable to how j-channel vinyl siding is installed.
7. Put up Siding
Install the metal siding according to the manufacturer’s instructions, starting at one of the bottom corners and trimming as necessary. Take great note of the criteria for corner spacing and overlap. Slide siding into j-channels at openings. Siding screws and, in some cases, specific fastening clips are used for fastening. The spacing of screws and clips will vary depending on the product. Check for level and plumb installation regularly
8. Put in the Corners
If necessary, overlap corner trim pieces by at least four inches and seal the seam with silicone caulk. Fasten according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Double-sided butyl tape is required at corner joints on several types of metal siding. If this is the case, only apply tape and peel off the adhesive backing after “dry fitting” the corner.
9. Caulk around windows and doors
Each door, window, or another opening where the j-channel meets the structure should be sealed with silicone caulk or a product-specific sealant.
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