Recently, old houses, as well as new buildings, are faced with decorative facades.
This is done so that the constructed building looks finished and beautiful.
The most recent trend is siding.
Today we will talk with you how to properly revet a house with metal siding. Consider the installation, advantages and disadvantages, and perform some calculations.
By the used material siding is divided into types :
Panels for cladding houses and buildings are made of various types of metals :
steel metal panels have received wide practical application.
They are usually coated with paint with a protective varnish, or polymer composition. Aluminum, zinc and color coated panels are significantly more expensive than painted steel.
Now let's consider siding dimensions. The width of the panels is usually from 100 to 300 mm. Rarely are panels made with a width of 500 mm.
Standard width of panels, which are often used :
The thickness of metal panels, no matter what material they are made of, is 5 mm. The lengths offered by the manufacturer are in the range from 0.5 meters to 6 meters.
Experts recommend using a length of about 3 meters.
During production, metal siding can be given any shape in the form of a rounded tree, logs or in the form of brickwork. That is, set any texture, relief, color and shade.
Also, the material has perforations along the upper edge, which simplifies the process of installation on the frame, and also hides screw caps for aesthetic beauty. Plus, this perforation reduces the stresses on the plates that arise during expansion and contraction from thermal vibrations.
Also, these plates have special holes designed to drain excess moisture from the skin.
Before buying material, you should draw up a plan diagram with clear dimensions and calculations of the amount of material.
To do this, make a detailed drawing on a piece of paper, indicate the height of the building, the width of the walls, the size of windows and doors. To calculate the number of elements, you need to find out the useful area.
It is calculated by the formula :
S total = S walls - S openings
If you plan to sheathe metal siding brick house and do it yourself with your own hands, it is good to draw up a diagram of the arrangement of strips of material on the walls.
Also, this diagram will help with installation.
Now we will calculate the auxiliary components :
They are used to decorate the corners of buildings. For decoration, it is better to use whole guides, since the seams will be visible, and the aesthetic appearance will be disturbed. Therefore, the number of corners is equal to the number of the profile.
The length of all the listed elements in linear meters is added up and divided by the length of the J-profile.
Used for finishing openings. Sold by the piece.
It should be noted that, like most materials, siding should be purchased with a 10-15% margin in order to protect yourself from additional costs.
Also, different batches of the same color may have different shades and it will be very difficult to choose a color scheme.
Consider the main advantages of metal siding :
The ability to operate in temperature ranges from -50 to +50 degrees Celsius.
Absolutely non-flammable material, and thanks to the high-quality coating does not rust.
Now let's look at the cons of :
Like any installation process, this one also begins with a preparatory process.
For this, bituminous mastic is often used. But only the entire surface should be processed along with the base.
The spacing between the posts is chosen equal to the width of the insulation or the length of the siding. But usually this distance is equal to 50-60 cm.
After all the preparatory work, proceed to the installation of the battens.
Since even a well-processed tree will eventually rot and rot.
The next stage is laying the insulation between the profile.
It is possible to fix the insulation using dowels-mushrooms.
Thickness and density vary by region. If you use polystyrene, then all seams and cavities should be covered with polyurethane foam.
A membrane material is laid on top of the insulation material, which allows condensate to escape from the side of the insulation. The joints of the material must be glued with construction tape.
Experts recommend arranging a counter lattice over the membrane, this is done for high-quality ventilation of the whole cake.
It is better to use wooden bars as elements of the counter-lattice.
Before attaching the siding itself, you should install the auxiliary elements. So, first we fix the basement drains. We set the starting bar from below, and the final one from above. We install corner profiles in the corners.
At the joints of the panels, we install the strips. Experts recommend applying sealing strips to the frame at corners and joints, which will then be clamped by siding and protect the internal elements from snow and rain. We frame window and doorways.
Now you can start installing the first row of siding on the facade of the building, to the starting bar. Fastened with self-tapping screws into profile holes on top of the panel.
The self-tapping screw is placed strictly in the middle of the hole and does not tighten until it stops. This makes the panel movable as a result of temperature fluctuations. Next, we install the next row and so on until we assemble the entire sheathing system.
After finishing the installation of the siding, it should be wiped with a dry cloth.
In this article, we examined in detail the advantages, disadvantages and process of installing metal siding.
We have determined that the installation is not difficult and you can do it yourself.
Just look at the photo and video materials before work. Any room sheathed with metal siding looks colorful and modern in accordance with the chosen style.
Moreover, the average cost of material for 1 sq. m will be 400-500 rubles.
And you can do the installation work yourself.
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