Step by step instructions - Photo + Video

Step by step instructions - Photo + Video Do-it-yourself siding bath siding - video + Photo. What is the siding of the bathhouse for? This question is ambiguous. If the bathhouse was built from peeled timber or rounded logs, then no type of cladding would be appropriate, since natural wood is attractive in itself. People are considering finishing the building if its appearance does not fit into the design of the site as a whole.

Another reason for the outer cladding is the material used in construction.

For example, to give originality to a brick bath, it can be overlaid with decorative stones, which will be quite expensive.

In this case, the possibility of cladding with siding seems appropriate. This material is a simple and, most importantly, an inexpensive option for decorating an old-style bathhouse, since other options for creating an attractive appearance will be too expensive or simply unacceptable.

General information

Finishing with bath panels on a suburban area today is not uncommon, despite the fact that there are many opponents of this type of finishing material. Siding is relatively inexpensive, and its installation does not require the invitation of specialists, since everything can be done by hand, you just need to arm yourself with the tools necessary for installation.

Varieties of siding for finishing

Step by step instructions - Photo + Video Do not somehow separately highlight the panels that are used for covering the bath. It can only be noted that siding is used for external work. But the inner lining of the bath with do-it-yourself siding is carried out using wooden lining, but the plastic from which the panels are made will be completely inappropriate.

A variety of views, which differ among themselves in color, size and material used in production, make it possible to create quite an interesting design. The most common option is vinyl siding.

He became the firstborn on the Russian construction market, and it was thanks to him that the panels began to be called vinyl, although the expression itself is generalized.

Siding is actually made from many different materials, there are even wood panels. A variety of structures, colors and types of imitations also make it possible not to focus on one thing. There are embossed, with a smooth surface, colored and monochromatic panels - the choice is incredible.

Vinyl panels are made on the basis of PVC.

In this case, when molding, the siding begins to be pressed into two layers - the lower one will be responsible for resistance to mechanical damage, and the upper one, which is treated with protective compounds, will be resistant to climatic factors. These two qualities make it possible to "work" with vinyl panels more efficiently, on any surface, be it brick walls or a red bathhouse.


The decorative variety of the material is also attractive in siding outside the bath siding. These are special panels that mimic materials such as brick, wood or natural stone. With the correct sewing of the material, the outer finish will perfectly match the structure of the selected simulation material.

If you plan to decorate a bathhouse, which is made of untreated logs, then it is better not to use plastic panels.

In this case, it would be more appropriate to buy siding from pressed shavings, since wood and plastic do not interact well. As you can see, there are no prohibitions on the installation of PVC panels, but additional waterproofing will have to be laid so that condensation does not begin to accumulate on the tree. This is not required when using wood panels.

Installation - step-by-step instructions

It is actually easy to install siding panels.

For work, a minimum set of tools should be prepared, and there are such tools in everyone's house:

  1. Scissors for metal, stapler.
  2. Hammer drill or hammer drill.
  3. Pliers and hammer.
  4. Tape measure, level, plumb.

You can make siding lathing from metal profiles, and from ordinary bars.

There is nothing super complicated in the installation. Taking into account that the bath is usually not too large in size, it will not be necessary to make scaffolding to install the slats under the roof, a good stepladder is quite suitable. The material should be prepared in advance and before starting the installation, if you need to let it rest for a couple of days without packaging. For a bath, vinyl siding will be the ideal choice, since it is less susceptible to moisture than other types.

From the moment the construction of the bath begins, enough time will pass, and if the shrinkage process ends, and the frame will find its permanent place, you can start covering the bath with siding with your own hands.

First, you should prepare the surface. Recommendations for cladding will go relative to a log bath, and for each material, the preparatory process is somewhat different.

Step by step instructions - Photo + Video First, you should completely clean the surface of the wood from any types of deposits, and then the wood should be treated with fire retardants and antiseptics to protect against fungus. After that, a crate of bars should be filled with a step of 0.5-0.

6 meters. Here you should definitely keep the level.

On the walls of a brick bath, this will be much easier to do, since the stone has a homogeneous surface, but the logs are different in size and diameter, and at any difference, the level should be replenished with small inserts, while adjusting each level bar. The lathing made of wooden beams is not the most technologically advanced option, since for vertical alignment, you will have to put inserts of various sizes under the racks.

If you plan to carry out work on the insulation of the bath, then this should be done at that stage of laying the material when you can put the insulation between the bars.

It will be better if you buy insulation in advance, install a vertical type crate with a step that is equal to the width of the material. It should be laid without cutting, in one piece.

After that, cover the insulation with a waterproofing film, which is laid in a horizontal plane, while closing the bars. The material should be attached using staples from a construction stapler. Fix the joints with reinforced tape.

Installation of panels

The photo shows the installation of the starting bar before the outside siding of the bath. The first step is to attach the plinth strip. This will be the starting point, on which the level and evenness of the laying will depend, so you should check all 5 times before starting the installation. Mark the installation line for the plinth strip, it should be 0.2 meters above the level of the ventilation ducts in the foundation.

When the bar is fixed, check its horizontalness again and if there are no deviations, you can start the next.

Install the rest of the panels until they click if you have chosen panels with a lock type of fastening. The planks should be installed in the thorn-groove type or with an overlap, and then fixed with staple staples or small nails in special places, which will then be closed by the next panel. This will raise the entire wall. At the installation level of the doorway or windows, the panels should be cut to the required size, and the corner joints should be closed using additional strips.

The installation process is carried out under constant control of the level of laying the panels in the horizontal direction. Even with a slight misalignment, evenness will no longer be, and the entire appearance will be spoiled. Fix the panels with self-tapping screws, do not screw them all the way in, or rather, leave 0.2 cm for the deformation gap. Then, neither in hot nor cold weather, this will not affect the integrity of the finish and the overall appearance of the bath, which is trimmed with siding.