If you need a quick and inexpensive way to arrange your facade, siding is the best choice. With its help, it is easy to eliminate all external defects, to give the facade an aesthetic appearance. Houses sheathed with siding look quite beautiful and interesting. The photos of the facades presented in the article demonstrate all possible finishing options, the existing types of this material.
Facade decoration with siding panels has become quite widespread. There are several types of siding on the construction market:
- and even cement.
However, the most recognized, due to its qualities, won the usual vinyl material. A huge number of positive properties, practicality and ease of installation are only a small part of its advantages. Houses faced with such plates do not lose their external aesthetics even over time. He is not afraid of natural disasters. The sun, wind, rain, snow do not affect its integrity and appearance in any way. The facade finished with siding panels will stand for more than a dozen years, without requiring additional painting or repair.
This material is quite lightweight, does not weigh down the structure, allowing you to create various options for design solutions. The facade of the house will look great with almost any landscape design, trimmed with siding. Photos of private houses faced in this way are located below. Also, manufacturers are ready to offer acrylic siding. It is very similar to vinyl in terms of quality, but slightly different in manufacturing technology.
Useful advice! All types of siding panels for building cladding are easy to install. This does not require special construction skills, preliminary preparation of the walls. It will not be difficult to create a unique facade with your own hands.
Which siding is better than vinyl or acrylic?
Acrylic finishing plates have all the positive qualities of their vinyl friend. However, according to some indicators, vinyl lags a little behind. Acrylic material has the following advantages over vinyl material:
- less susceptible to UV rays;
- does not change shape at temperatures up to 85º;
- resistant to chemical solvents;
- longer service life (about 50 years).
Finishing costs when choosing acrylic as a finishing material are likely to be much higher, but in the end this option may be more profitable. If the budget is limited, then it is quite possible to use vinyl panels, which have long won the respect of consumers and developers alike. Therefore, it is up to the building owner to decide which siding is better than vinyl or acrylic siding.
How to sheathe a pediment with siding?
The decoration of any pediment with such panels is carried out in several stages, the number of which depends on the purpose of the cladding. If you just need to improve the appearance of the building, then it is enough to complete the lathing and attach the purchased plates. If the main task is to insulate the house, then the cladding should take place in the following sequence:
- A vapor barrier material is attached to the wall .
- Rails or profiles are installed (how to make a crate for siding is described below).
- Insulation is placed in the space between the crate.
- The resulting “cake” is covered with a waterproofing film.
- Siding panels are being installed .
Asking the question: how to sheathe the pediment with siding, you must also familiarize yourself with the rules for arranging the crate. A correctly installed frame will create a perfectly flat and outwardly winning facade.
Useful advice! Correctly executed lathing will allow installation of siding plates without any problems.
Installation of lathing for siding
Often, those who want to improve the appearance of their home with the help of siding plates, ask questions about the correct arrangement of the battens. How to make siding crate quickly and accurately? This will require:
- metal profiles or wooden slats;
- metal scissors or saw;
- screwdriver, screws, dowels;
- crabs and pendants.
Depending on the type of siding panels, the crate is made either horizontally or vertically. The elements are fixed to the wall with screws, if the base is wooden. It is best to install the frame on a brick wall using dowels.
Useful advice! When using wooden slats for lathing, they must be treated with compounds that protect against decay.
How to make a crate for siding from profiles?
The metal profile, in comparison with wood, is more resistant to external harmful atmospheric influences. Therefore, it is much more often used to equip the crate. It is recommended to install profiles in steps of about 50 cm, unless otherwise provided by the siding manufacturer. With the help of additional bars and guides, it is quite easy to eliminate all the unevenness of the wall and create the perfect pediment.
Fastening of vertical profiles, depending on the height of the wall, must be made for at least 3 suspensions. Each suspension element must wrap around the post on both sides, this will ensure the strength and stability of the structure. It is mandatory to install profiles on the corners of the house, around any openings (window and door), as well as on the borders where the plates will be attached.
As you can see, it is quite simple to install the siding lathing. After completing this process, you can proceed directly to the fastening of the panels.
There are two ways to decorate a house facade with siding. Photos of private houses show the installation of plates with and without an H-bar. In the first version, the ends of the plate are inserted into a previously vertically installed H-element, in the second, they overlap each other. A special perforation is provided for fixing the panel. The screws must be tightened approximately in the middle of these slots so that the plate can move slightly under the influence of frost and bright sun.
Each siding element has a special lock, with the help of which the panels adhere to each other, for a more durable structure. After installing all the sheets, a finishing strip is attached under the roof facade, under which the last plate is wound.
When facing a house with siding, you should remember the following important points:
- sheathing should not be carried out at temperatures below -10ºC;
- cutting siding is easiest with a jigsaw , but scissors for metal and a regular construction knife (cutter) are also suitable;
- fastening window strips is best done after the entire wall has been set.
The photo shows how interesting and stylish the siding trim looks. Manufacturers can offer to perform cladding for stone, brick, wooden beams. From the outside it is almost impossible to determine the originality of the material. The combination of siding panels of various colors and textures will allow you to recreate any, even the most complex design ideas.