Installation of siding around windows: features, technology. There are no difficulties with self-cladding of a house with siding. To carry out this work, no special skills are required, it is only important to prepare in advance. The quality of the result will directly depend on how well you think over all the subtleties of the process. But this work includes not only the installation of panels, but also cladding of windows and the basement.
It is for this reason that when it is necessary to perform this kind of work, beginners fall into a stupor. To better understand the cladding process, let's learn how to sheathe siding around a window.
To create a beautiful window finish, the type of installed window will be of great importance. This will determine which technology to choose for installing siding panels.
There are several options for installing a glass unit:
This option is recognized as the simplest, since with this method of installing the window, you can use platbands of any width. The complexity of such work is minimal.
Please note, that when installing an arched window, only narrow trims should be selected. The installation part of the element can be simply cut at a certain step, and then bent.
In order to arrange the structure in this way, you should buy a J-profile. The slope should be covered with a near-window strip.
From the general, we note that in each of these cases, it is required to finish finishing before they are fixed wall panels that will be located around the window. In this case, the edges of the elements should simply be inserted into the groove at the edge of the profile. When creating the finish after the panels have been installed, the work can be difficult.
The technology for installing siding around the window is common to all siding panels. Self-tapping screws should be tightened in the center of the mounting hole.
At the same time, do not forget to leave a gap of 0.1 cm for such cases when there will be thermal expansion. This allows the panels to move freely without deforming. If you follow the rules, installation on windows will be much easier.
Please note, that according to the instructions during installation, you can fix elements in arbitrary places.
The lathing bars should be attached around the entire perimeter of the window. Do not forget to install small planks on the slope - this will make it possible to easily install the finishing profile. The timber must be of the same size. This will make it possible to make the surface of the walls smoother. It is also important that all work is carried out at a building level.
A well-executed exterior window decoration requires certain preparation work.
Such works include :
In addition, you should remove the devices and technical devices - air conditioners and antennas in advance. Then clean and dry the surface. Such preparatory work is best done if you want to clad the entire facade of the building.
If you decide to finish the window opening with siding, please note that before starting work, you should make a crate.
It is required for several reasons:
Good advice! If you are using timber, treat all timber with an antiseptic before starting tiling. This will help prevent wood rot and deterioration.
Frame parts are attached at a distance of 0.2 meters from each other. This is the optimal step, and if it is slightly less or more, the strength will decrease and the aesthetics of the structure will not be the best.
Siding around windows also involves the creation of an insulated layer that can protect the window frame and the room itself, which will be located behind it from cold. It is best to carry out insulation when using expanded polystyrene boards.
They are attached to dowels with wide caps.
Good advice! To protect the insulation from moisture, place a plastic wrap on top.
Since it will not be possible to avoid cracks when installing the window frame, you should prepare a sealant in advance. Thanks to the use of the material, you will be able to increase the thermal insulation and waterproofing properties of the structure.
For each of these cases, the actions can be performed in a different order.
Separately recommends that you familiarize yourself with window trim without slopes. In this case, siding includes the use of special platbands.
There are some tips for finishing technology:
The required length of the strip is calculated according to a certain formula, which uses data on the width of the casing (a) and the length of the frame (b). The formula will help to calculate: L = 2 * a + b.
Sealing of various structural elements can be achieved by making a side cut on the vertical slats. In this case, all horizontal elements should be cut and folded.
Useful advice! For a high level of reliability, the elements must be sealed with a sealant.
Trim the panels below and above the window structure. The slot must be slightly narrower than the width of the strip near the window. You can learn more about the technology and see how it's done in the video.
Window trims are ideal for the case when the window is recessed into the wall, but not very deep.
Slopes can be closed by using the planks. After that, the near-window strip is placed in the hole of the finishing profile. When joining the planks on elements located vertically, and which dock with the slope, special cuts should be made. Be sure to cut and bend the horizontal elements. After that, the siding around the window can be considered complete.
For various design solutions that are used when installing windows, there are installation nuances.
If the window is recessed into the wall deep enough, then there is no need to use near-window strips. For this type of construction, only small scraps of wall panels are used. Use a corner when installing. Installation can be performed using a special drip.
Its edges must be cut and folded under the vertical elements. To increase the reliability of the fastening, be sure to use a sealant.
Installation of siding on windows is carried out in the following order:
The installation should follow the same rules as the general installation of siding panels. Each joint should have a gap of 0.5 cm
Please note that when performing finishing work in autumn or earth, the gaps should be 1-1.2 cm.
This type of construction looks gorgeous, but their decoration gives the owners some difficulties.
Installation of siding on arched windows is complicated by the fact that there is a curved part at the top of the structure. Usually, a J-profile is taken for finishing, which in itself is quite flexible. But usually its cost is much higher than that of a regular profile. Because of this, they often buy not a J-profile, but its cheaper counterpart.To do this, several cuts must be made in the standard profile, which will be made on the mounting part, and then bent to create the required radius of curvature.
Important! In some cases, the incisions are made from the front. If done carefully, it becomes an effective design technique.
Alternatively, you can replace the arch opening with a polygonal opening. The design of an arched window should be carried out using the same technology, but the profile cutting should be larger. The convenience of bending the J-profile will largely depend on the material of manufacture.
If we are talking about metal, then it will yield much harder than the same plastic. A radius of curvature is required to create an arc, and vinyl siding is ideal. To make it easier to create a bend, first warm up the material well, but do not overuse it - the plastic melts easily.
If you take into account all the recommendations and rules, you can finish the windows efficiently and quickly. This will save time and effort.
With the correct installation of cladding material, the window will look very beautiful.
The overall impression of the facade will depend on how well the window decoration is done. It is for this reason that such work should be treated with caution. The installation technology will be dictated by the shape of the window, as well as the degree of recession in the wall. In fact, everything is not so difficult and even a beginner can handle it.
If you follow all the tips and tricks, finishing will not be a burden, and the result will please the eye for many years.
Also, before starting the cladding, take care of the correct preparation of the opening. Be sure to clean it out. In order to protect the interior from the cold, a layer of heat-insulating material should be laid, polystyrene foam plates are ideal. If the cladding is done correctly, decorative elements will not be deformed due to temperature changes and weather, climate.
The finishing process is shown in more detail in the video.
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