There are many reasons to install siding outside your home. Siding can help protect building structures from cracks and dramatically change the overall look of your home.
From wood to stone, from PVC to brick, cladding options are endless.
The technology you will use to assemble the siding may vary depending on the material you choose, but the preparation and installation process is basically the same.
So how do you get the siding to match your home exactly?
Here’s how to fit external cladding a step-by-step guide to help you do it yourself.
Things that you need:
- Plywood veneer
- Galvanized screws or nails
- Exterior cladding selection
- Sawing ability
- Foam insulation
- Finishing materials and corner elements.
- Home laboratory
Step 1 – Measure the Exterior Wall
Before installing siding on a wall, measure the length and width of the exterior to get the right amount of wall material.
For trim and corners, we also measure the space around windows and doors.
Step 2 – Match All Columns
Before installing plywood outside your home, make sure all plywood is installed.
Step 3: Foil and foam insulation of your home
One of the often forgotten but important steps to maximize energy efficiency and weather protection is to place foam insulation and insulation. Wrap the house outside with foil and staples of your choice. Foam insulation panels remain in place.
Step 4 – Front Coating
You are now ready to install the first row of siding. It’s important to take your time in this phase, starting from the bottom of the wall and laying the foundation for the rest of the siding at this stage. Make sure the first row of siding is straight so that the next row of siding is straight.
Step 5 – Load the next line
Now that we have installed the first row of siding, we can arrange the next row. If you are using cement planks, wood siding, vinyl siding, or metal siding, remember that each row must overlap the top of the bottom plank. This is to prevent water from running down the back of the sidewalk. In most cases, the fabric has a bevel to guide it.
Step 6 – Add Finishing and Corner Pieces
After completing the wall, you can now add trim, corner pieces, and trim. Most wallcoverings have a layer that provides the look and protection of the wall. Now that the wall is ready, match the trim pieces, corner pieces and trim pieces.
Step 7 – Repeat for all walls
Repeat this process until all siding has been installed on the exterior of the building.
Find a high-quality coating
Now that you know exactly how to fit siding to your home, it’s important to choose a high-quality product that will best protect your home and give it the look you want.
Unifloor prides itself on quality and strives to provide the best possible products to our customers.
Whatever your project, Unifloor specializes in identifying products designed to deliver superior results.
Contact our team of West Sussex residential cladding experts or make an appointment to discuss what we can offer.