How to construct clapboard?

Clapboard, also called weatherboard, bevel siding, or lap siding, type of board bevelled toward one edge, used to clad the exterior of a frame building. Clapboards are attached horizontally, each one overlapping the next one down. They are six to eight inches in width, diminishing from about a 5/8 inch thickness at the lower edge to a fine upper edge which is under the board above.

More and more homeowners choose clapboard, but it is not clear about construction of clapboard.

The installation process of the siding is divided into the following steps. Each step must ensure the quality, so that the wall surface can be radiant.

First. measuring the wall surface

Measure the length of the wall and calculate the integral block of the required siding according to the size of the siding. The excess space is completed with the siding, and the slab should be distributed at the end.

Second. the baseboard installation

Secure the baseboard hook to the wall with expansion screws or steel screws.

The distance between the hook hole and the ground is 7.8cm, one hook is fixed every 60cm, and then the base line that has been machined at a 45° angle is hung on the hook.

In areas with high humidity, the two baseboards must be combined with appropriate expansion joints. In the corners of the furniture, the expansion joints should be considered more.

Third. the siding installation

Insert the siding from left to right into the baseboard. The starting block should be grooved from the corner to the corner. Place the expansion screw or steel nail 1.5 cm away from the mouth of the retaining wall (in the middle of the width of the plate). Note that the screw does not expose the face of the retaining wall.

When a power switch or the like is still encountered during construction, a chisel can be used to cut a hole slightly smaller than the switch, and a positive angle can be used when the column is encountered.

Apply special glue to the groove of the waistline, insert it into the concave and convex surface after the number, and must be 45° diagonally at the corner.

Fourth. full height siding installation

Firstly, the convex groove of the block siding is sawn off, planed with a plane, and then from the corner of the wall, a 4.9cm (1.5in) steel nail is placed every 60cm, and the groove and wedge meet without glue.

Each piece must be hammered and calibrated with a ruler, and a piece of special glue should be applied to the back of the siding.

Fifth. the installation of the top corner line

The top corner line can be coated with special glue on both sides, glued to the top corner, and then pulled open, then glued tightly.


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