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August 12, 2017 18:07

Proper installation of front panels - the key to reliable protection of buildings

Mounting front panels - where to start

When working with panels must be considered that the material under the influence of temperature and moisture tends to expand and contract.In this manual, these properties will be included panels on installation.

first step is to prepare all the necessary tools for the job.We need: a hammer, a tape measure to measure, hacksaw, drill, screwdriver, nails and screws, circular saw.

Installation front panels necessarily performed from left to right and from bottom to top.installation process starts with the lowest part of the structure.Nails and screws are installed horizontally in the center of fixing holes which are made a little wider in view of the compression and expansion of the material.They can not be immersed before the end: between the cap and the panel should stay a distance of 1.5 millimeters, to be able to move.Twist (or hammer) must be a solid surface to a depth of not less than two centimeters in steps 35-40.

Important!All nails and screws must be made of stainless steel.

Install guide bar and the first panel

first phase of installation is to install a metal or wooden frame.The first is made of galvanized steel, and the latter is required to be processed against rotting structure.Often the walls of the house are uneven, so the first strap attached starting at the lowest point of the structure.On each end of the wall, leave a gap of 10 centimeters to be able to fix the outer corner.For screwing screws in the rails are made holes in increments of no more than 40 centimeters.

Important!It is necessary to clearly monitor the horizontal bar as it starts from the fixing of panels.

After confirming that the starting panel is mounted horizontally, you can begin installation of the outer corner of two adjoining walls.Next, a J-channel on the sides of the doors, windows and interior angles.It is necessary to leave a gap of 0.6 mm between the profile and the panel (for expansion and contraction).Thereafter the wall is measured length in order to cut the first sheet.Pruning is done on the left side of the panel, after which it is inserted into the starting bar and move to the outer corner.Installation requires a flat façade panels at an angle of installation.When a position is found, it pierces the nails on both ends.

installation of front panels, taking into account the expansion

material next panel is installed and move top of the previous one.You should always leave a small gap for material fluctuations.The same procedure occurs installation of all subsequent sheets.It is necessary to constantly check that the angles are always on the same level with the façade panels.Reaching the top of the facade, you may need to cut the last row height.To understand in more detail the whole process, you can view lessons about how the installation of front panels, a video of which will demonstrate all stages of installation.

Note!The material must be cut carefully to avoid damaging the protective layer.Otherwise, the properties of the panels significantly deteriorate, and their service life is reduced.

Following these instructions, you set the front panel with your hands as much as possible correctly and efficiently.If at any stage of the work will be admitted flaws, they will reduce the life of the cladding material, and it will not fully perform its protective function.Therefore, if you are not confident that you can perform the installation in accordance with all the rules, it is better to entrust this work to professionals.