Siding itself is a set of panels made of metal, wood or polymer, which are fixed in a special way on the surface of the building facade. However, it is not enough just to install them on the wall - in order for the appearance of the house to turn out complete, you must also use siding components. They will help you decorate and make beautiful the corners of the building, door and window openings, and other elements of the house. And the installation itself is impossible without them.
Accessories for siding
Facade cladding with siding
Siding is a type of facade decoration that has a rather rich history.
It originally served to protect the facade of the building from the effects of natural factors - rain, snow, wind and sun. Thanks to him, the main walls of the building remained strong for longer, did not collapse, and in order for the building to look beautiful again, when its siding lost its appearance, it was enough to replace only the external finish. This is especially true for wooden houses, because wood, as you know, is more exposed to natural factors than other building materials.
Note! Now there are a huge number of types of siding that can be used for house cladding. This is vinyl, metal siding, wood and others.
However, all types of panels are durable and strong and may well serve for decades.
A house sheathed with siding
But in order for the siding installation to proceed quickly and the final work to look finished, it is necessary use special accessories without fail. It can be all kinds of strips, platbands, which are used to decorate the corners, door or window openings of a building, help complete the roof or strengthen the siding itself on the wall. Components are not only decorative, but also bear a certain load.
Also completing elements for siding allow you to beautifully design and joints of various types of strips of finishing material, transitions between them.
Even without their use, there is no way to fix the siding so that all the elements on which it is held are hidden from view.
Sewing of eaves eaves of the roof
Depending on what shape the structure sheathed with siding has, different types of components are also needed for finishing. They can be conditionally divided into two types.
Table. Types of components used for siding installation.
|Type||Types of components|
|Decorative|| Finishing strip, soffit, ebbs, platbands, J-chamfer, near-window strips, moldings.
|Load-bearing|| There are two types - open and hidden. These are J-profile, arched J-profile, starter strip, corner profile, connecting strip, internal corner profiles.
Additional elements for siding
In order to better imagine which type of component is responsible for what, you should read their brief description.
Types of components used in the installation of siding panels.
|Bearing load|| This profile is used to decorate door or window openings, with its help the joints of the roof and gable are made out. It is reinforced even before the siding panels themselves are attached - they will be installed with their edges just in the J-profile. It is extremely rare, but still the J-profile can be used as a decorative and protective corner element. To do this, two elements will be fastened tightly to each other on two sides of each corner, hiding it.
|Load bearing|| Used in the lowest or extreme part of the wall - the first siding panel is attached to the plank when sheathing the house, facilitating installation. The element is set strictly in level, because if you put it crookedly, then the rest of the elements will be installed unevenly.
Connecting strip H-profile
|Load bearing|| Necessary to dock two panels horizontally. There are two types - standard and wide. Moreover, in the latter case, the element can favorably emphasize the joint, if so conceived by the designer.
|Carrier load|| This profile is used if the house has window or door openings in the form of an arch. The profile has special notches, along which it will bend where needed.
|Load bearing|| This profile is used to decorate the corners of the house, both external and internal. There are special places in the planks where siding panels are introduced.
|Decorative|| On the part of the house where there is no gable, it is the finishing strip that should be installed that will hide the top edge of the last siding panel.
|Decorative|| It is used to decorate the roof overhanging the wall of the house. It can be solid and perforated. The latter has holes all over its surface.
|Decorative|| Thanks to these elements, window and door openings will have a decorated and neat look. They are used if the window or door of the house is flush with the wall of the building.
J-chamfer (wind board)
|Decorative|| This element is used to decorate the edges of the roof.
|Decorative|| Unlike platbands, this element is used if the window is installed deep into the wall. Window and door slopes are decorated with near-window strips.
|Decorative|| With this type of accessories, the interior corners of the house are made out.
|Decorative|| Needed to drain water away from walls.
Note! To install the siding, you will at least have to purchase a starting plate, even if you do not want to use other types of components. But you can't do without additional details.
It is best to immediately determine what components will be needed for the installation of siding in each case. And their number can be calculated immediately when calculating the consumption of siding panels. This is especially true for those buildings that have a complex configuration.
Calculation of siding components
The easiest way to calculate the number of finishing and starting strips. Their total length will be equal to the length of the base of the house, which can be easily measured with a tape measure. And directly the number of strips is calculated by simply dividing the total length by the length of one element. In this case, it is worth considering the possible appearance of waste and buying material with a margin.
Corner panels are also easy to calculate.
To do this, it is enough to measure the height of both the outer and inner corners, then add the obtained indicators and divide by the length of one corner. It is also important to ensure that the installation is carried out as solid panels and with a minimum number of joints. Therefore, it is still recommended to count the number of corner strips for each corner separately.
The number of J-profile and near-window strips is calculated based on the dimensions of the perimeter of windows and doors according to the same principle as the above components. Do not forget about the window profiles.
An example of a drawing of a house
Places of using the starting bar
J-profile (J-trim or edging)
J-profile on both sides (if wind board does not close
J-profile on one side only
J-profile on one side only (installation locations)
Variant of casing use
Variant use of a near-window strip
H-profile (connecting strip or joint)
Finishing strip (end strip)
Ebb tides are installed above the plinth
The correct choice of all components is also important. Firstly, they must be of high quality. Secondly, it is better to purchase These include those made by the same company as the siding itself. Otherwise, they may simply not fit and there will be problems during the installation of the panels.
Attention! All elements must match each other in size, parameters and dock without gaps.
Basement siding with imitation of natural wild stone
As for the color, depending on the design idea, the components can have a tone-on-tone color or, on the contrary, contrasting. It is best to take siding and components in light colors - they heat up less in the sun. This reduces the risk that the material will "lead". Yes, and such elements fade less.
Note! It is best to buy matte panels and accessories rather than glossy ones.
It is also related to the intensity of heating. It is very good if the panels are laminated.
Before proceeding with the installation of siding and accessories, be sure to read the detailed instructions for installing the elements. Otherwise, all the work can go down the drain. But in general, all the work can be done independently, without resorting to the help of masters.
First of all, before starting the installation of the siding, install the starting profile, on which the panels will be attached. It is screwed onto the crate or wall of the facade using self-tapping screws into special holes exactly in their middle. Next, the J-profile is fixed, arched profiles (if any), corner profiles, joints are formed. Only after that the installation of the siding panels themselves begins.
Installation of additional metal siding elements
In order for the siding installation to proceed as quickly and professionally as possible, you may need the following tools:
The crate, on which siding panels are often "planted", is also considered a peculiar type of component elements. It is recommended to use it even if the installation will be carried out on a perfectly flat wall surface. The fact is that such a structure will be as reliable as possible, since it is capable of withstanding greater loads than just siding mounted on the wall. This is especially true for decorating the basement of the house and fastening metal siding.
Lathing for vinyl siding or metal siding using a guide profile 60x27
For installation of the lathing, it is best to choose a profile with a cross section of 2, 7x6 cm.
It will be stronger than thinner. The step of fastening the profile should depend on the weight of the finishing material. And the larger it is, the smaller the step. The distance between the planks must be at least 0.4 m (for metal) or 0.
6 m (for vinyl). The battens are installed perpendicular to the installation line of the siding panels.
How to make a crate for siding with your own hands
One of the most popular options 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.
Let's figure out how the installation of soffit panels for siding goes. To do this, you need the soffit panels themselves, a finishing strip (J-profile), connecting strips (H-profile), necessary to make the soffit system aesthetically pleasing, and wooden slats measuring 3x5 cm.
Step 1. With the help of a building level, marks are applied to the wall of the house, along which wooden slats will be attached. Those should be flush with the overhanging part of the roof.
Using the building level
Step 2. The slats are fixed to the wall of the house using quick-fix pegs.
Another photo of the process
Step 3. The slats are also attached along the entire length of the gutter belt, along the perimeter of the hanging roof.
Attaching the slats along the perimeter of the overhanging roof
Additional supports from the rails are installed, perpendicular to the previously installed rails. In the middle of the crossbeams, an additional wooden rail can also be installed. This will be another fulcrum for the soffit.
Installation of additional rails
Additional support points for spotlights
Step 5. A finishing strip is mounted to the rail that is fixed along the building, as well as to the gutter belt.
The entire structure is finished with strips in those places where soffit panels will be inserted.
Correct installation of the finishing strip
Attaching the finishing strip
Note! The strips are easily joined together if you cut off the fastening element on one of them and insert one strip into the other.
How the planks fit together
Step 6. If necessary, the soffit panels are trimmed in such a way that their parameters make it possible to operate the so-called thermal expansion.
Do not forget about the thermal expansion of the material
Next, the soffit panels are simply inserted into the strips finishing. An audible click is a sign that the panel is in place.
Installation of spotlights
Step 8. Mounting the corners using corner strips. These strips are inserted into the corners of the structure.
Then, using a corner or level, the facade contour is transferred to the bar. The resulting corner is cut off.
Installing the corner strips
Check with level
Step 9. The cut strip is attached to the inner corner of the structure. Further, using the same method, its outer part is cut off.
The bar is mounted to the corner.
The cut strip is attached to the inner corner of the structure
Step 10. Panels in this part are mounted as follows: one of them is inserted into the lock with the previous panel, the cut angle is marked. Surplus soffit panels are cut off. The panel is installed in its place.
The rest of the corner panels are mounted in the same way.
Cutting angle is marked
Note! Above is the herringbone installation method. However, direct mounting can also be performed. In this case, the H-profile is not installed in a corner, but parallel to the soffit panels.
Direct installation of spotlights
Absolutely all siding accessories are installed quite simply.
The main thing is to understand the principle of the work, and you will be able to do everything yourself. And this, you see, is a considerable savings in money, because you will no longer have to pay for the work of specialists.
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