Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Are you planning to renovate or build a new house and are wondering what to do with the exterior? Pay attention to vinyl siding - a very interesting and popular facade design option. The material is well suited for both an expensive country cottage and a simple country house. However, siding panels alone are not enough for finishing - you will need other parts, which are called additional elements. And today one of such elements will be considered - the finishing bar for siding.

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Siding finish strip

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Siding finish strip

Finishing strip and other additional elements for siding

First, let's get acquainted with the appearance and functions performed by the finishing strip and other additional siding elements.

Table. Finishing plank and other additional vinyl siding trim elements.

Element name Why this element is needed

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Starter bar

Installed at the bottom of the trim and serves as a fastener for the first siding panel. The starting bar itself is fixed on the crate with self-tapping screws (it is also permissible to use nails if the frame is made of timber). When connected to the first siding panels, this additional element, as a rule, closes - it will not be visible from the outside.


Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

H-shaped connecting bar

Sometimes the length of the walls is longer than the length of the siding panels. In this case, it becomes necessary to increase their length by installing segments of certain sizes. For their tight connection with the main siding panels, an H-shaped bar is used. It is attached to the crate on the left and right with self-tapping screws. The outer side of the H-shaped strip, after joining with the siding panels, remains in sight, therefore the choice of its color should be approached responsibly.


Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Outside corner ledge

joining siding panels on both sides of the outer corner. The product can be conditionally divided into visible and invisible parts. The first one covers the ends of vinyl siding panels, the second is used to fasten the planks to the wall. It is desirable that the color of the product be the same as that of all other additional elements.

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Internal corner strip

In its own way device and function, this additional element is similar to the previous one, but is used not for external, but for internal corners of the house.


Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

J-bar

This an additional element is intended for edging and giving a finished look to window and door openings in the house. Also, the J-shaped bar is used in some cases for edging the pediment.

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Window strip

In some cases the windows in the house are "recessed" in the opening.To finish them in such situations, a window strip is used, which plays the role of a slope.

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Finishing bar

Applies to completion finishing the house with siding to seal the panels in a horizontal position.

A finishing strip is installed under the eaves. It is also sometimes used to secure window strips when working with openings.

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Drain bar

Installed above walls at home, provides rainwater drainage to the ground without moisture entering the siding panel finish.

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Hanging bar

This additional element fixed at the bottom of the finish in the event that the house has a protruding basement. A hinged bar covers it and protects it from moisture.


Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Sofit

Used to close the internal sides of the cornice. Typically, some of the soffit planks are perforated to ventilate and prevent condensation and moisture.

Important! Corner external siding strips can be used not only on the corners of the house, but also in the places where wall finishes and window openings join.

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

The figure shows the main dimensions of the most important additional elements for siding

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

All additional elements for siding, their appearance and location in the exterior decoration of the house

Basic rules for the transportation and storage of the finishing strip and other additional elements

The durability and attractive appearance of siding finishes directly depends on the quality and condition of the panels and accessories. Save them before installation in the form in which they came from production; compliance with the rules of transportation and storage will help you.

Therefore, let's get acquainted with them. To begin with, let's consider the main provisions that must be observed when transporting siding panels, finishing planks and all additional elements.

  1. It is advisable to use covered transport to transport the finishing plank and other siding parts.
  2. The body length of the vehicle used must correspond to the length of the siding panels and additional elements - they must not hang outward.

    Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

    An example of how not to do

  3. Transportation of finishing items without packaging is undesirable.

    If, for some reason, it is not there, then the panels and additional elements must be laid face up, placing fabric or dense polyethylene between the individual parts.

  4. When loading all siding trim pieces into the truck body, the following procedure should be followed - panels should be at the bottom, and finishing strips and other additional elements should be at the top.
  5. After loading the package with siding panels and other parts, it is imperative to fix it well in order to prevent them from moving in the body during transportation.
  6. When transporting siding panels and finishing strips, the temperature in the transport should not fall below -50 ° С and rise above + 50 ° С.

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Suitable body for transporting the finishing strip and other additional elements

Similar requirements apply to the storage location of the finishing strip and other details of siding trim.

  1. The storage space for the finishing strip should be covered - direct sunlight on siding products is undesirable.
  2. Also, the stored panels and accessories must not be exposed to atmospheric precipitation.
  3. For long-term storage, the finish strip and other parts should be placed on wooden pallets.

    Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

    Basement siding panels and accessories are supplied in original boxes made of durable corrugated board

  4. In the room where the finishing strips are located, the temperature should be in the range from -35 ° С to + 50 ° С. Permissible humidity - no more than 60% and no less than 40%.

  5. Vinyl siding parts should not be located near stoves, heating radiators or other sources of heat.
  6. Packages with panels, finishing strips and additional elements should be located no more than 5-10 in a stack.
  7. It is unacceptable to store additional elements and panels for siding by installing "on the bottom".
  8. Do not fold or throw packages with finishing strips or other trimmings.

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Storage of siding trim elements

Important! Separately, it should be said that when carrying and working with finishing panels in low temperatures, you need to be careful - vinyl becomes more fragile and brittle, therefore the risk of damaging the finishing elements increases significantly.

Tools required to work with the siding finishing plank

Before proceeding with the installation of siding and finishing planks, it is necessary to prepare not only materials, but also tools to work with them. All of them are shown in the table below.

Table. Tools needed to work with siding panels and finishing planks.

Tool name Why is it needed

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Construction plumb line and nylon rope

To control the vertical evenness of the walls.

Without these tools, it is impossible to make a high-quality lathing for siding and finishing bar.

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Level

To control the position of those or other elements of lathing and trimming horizontally and vertically.

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Roulette and ruler

For holding length and distance measurements

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Scissors for metal

For cutting the metal profile of the batten for siding

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Hacksaw with fine teeth

For cutting vinyl siding and its accessories, including finishing planks

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Punching pliers


For punching holes in siding panels for mounting and fixing them with a finishing strip.

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Hammer

For driving dowels and fitting some parts

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Punch

For drilling holes in the wall for dowels, fixing the battens in place

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Screwdriver

For screwing in self-tapping screws when installing the finishing strip and other trim elements

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Screwdriver

For additional tightening or, conversely, unscrewing screws when installing the finishing strip

Prices for popular models of rotary hammers

Rotary hammers

Important! When performing construction work, do not forget about personal protective equipment - glasses and gloves. Be sure to use them when cutting metal and drilling walls when installing siding.

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Safety glasses and gloves

Video - Installing the siding finish bar

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use How to make a crate for siding with your own hands

One of the most popular options for finishing the facade today is siding. The quality and durability of such a finish is ensured not only by the use of good material, but also by the presence of a strong and reliable frame. Do you want to get a basic knowledge of how to make a do-it-yourself siding crate? Then study this article.

Installing the finishing strip for siding under the cornice - step-by-step instructions

Let's describe the process of installing the finishing strip for siding in the form of step-by-step instructions.

Step 1.

Prepare the walls of the house for the installation of battens and siding - get rid of old paint and plaster, remove all protruding elements.

Step 2. Form on the surface of the walls an even and strong lathing from a wooden bar or metal profile.

Step 3. Insulate the walls of the house with mineral wool.

Place it between the elements of the battens and secure with disc dowels. Pull the steam and windproof film on top of the insulation.

Step 4. Proceed with the siding installation process itself - install the starter, corner and H-shaped strips, start laying the panels themselves between them.

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Installation of siding panels

Step 5.

Proceed with the installation of the finishing strip after installing the penultimate panel. Determine how many segments of this additional element you need and how long they should be. Cut with a fine-toothed hacksaw.

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Finishing bar

Step 6. Climb under the cornice along with one of the lengths of the finishing bar and install it is there so that the surface with the mounting holes is facing down, the siding panel lock is facing up.

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Fastening a piece of the finishing strip

Important! For your own safety and convenience, install the siding finishing strip on a step ladder, or even better - on scaffolding.

Step 7. Secure the finishing strip in place with screws or nails. Fasteners must be anti-corrosive or made of suitable materials. Screw and hammer screws and nails, respectively, in the middle of the holes made on the finishing strip.

They are necessary to compensate for the longitudinal expansion and contraction of the additional element when the temperature changes. In this case, the interval between fasteners should be from 3 to 5 such holes.

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

The finishing strip is screwed in with self-tapping screws

Prices for popular models of screwdrivers

Screwdrivers

Important! It is not necessary to tighten the screws to the end - leave a gap of about 1 mm between the screw head and the surface of the finishing strip. It can be sustained by putting in a 5 or 10 kopeck coin.

Step 8.

Measure the distance from the penultimate siding panel to the top edge of the finish plank. Subtract 3 mm from the resulting figure.

Step 9. Based on the measurement from the previous step, measure and cut the siding panel to the appropriate height. Then make rectangular holes in the upper part with perforating pliers.

The spacing between them should be 10 cm.

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Create rectangular holes

Step 10. Climb under the cornice and insert the bottom of the last siding panel into the lock piece of the previous one. Then, gently slide the top edge of the panel (the one you made the holes in) into the fixing part of the finish strip. Check if the contact between them is reliable.

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Installation of the last siding panel

After completing all the operations indicated above, carry out the installation and edging of the soffits that are necessary for finishing the interior parts of the cornice hanging over the wall.

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Installing spotlights

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

The work is almost finished

Following the same principle as outlined earlier, install the finishing plank when laying the siding vertically. Only in this case, install the additional element together with the corner profile, while their fastening holes must match.

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Installing the finishing strip together with the corner strip.The mounting holes are the same

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Securing the finishing and corner strips with self-tapping screws.

Install the fasteners in the middle of the holes and do not screw in all the way - leave a 1 mm gap to compensate for thermal expansion

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Arrange the holes in the last siding panel for installation in the finishing strip

Finishing plank for siding: description, instructions for use

Using the instructions above, you will successfully install the finish bar and end up with a beautiful and durable finish for your facade.

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