Handling Siding Materials Bellmore NY

Like all siding materials, fiber cement has a learning curve. With a few simple steps, however, you can achieve excellent results on a consistent basis. Here are the biggest mistakes to avoid.

Local Companies

Kuhn Construction, Inc
417 Main St
Islip, NY
Glen Plaza Marble & Granite
(516)671-1100
75 Glen Cove Avenue
Glen Cove, NY
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
(631)266-6200
1 Warner Court
Huntington, NY
Plants & Produce Garden Center Florist
(718)949-0578
24818 South Conduit Avenue
Rosedale, NY
Stephen Senzatimore
ez-decks.com

917-295-6951
20-45 31street
astoria, NY
Alure Home Improvements
1999 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
Numerit Electrical Supply CO Inc
(516)378-4650
68 East Sunrise Highway
Freeport, NY
Main St Nursery
(631)549-4515
475 West Main Street
Huntington, NY
Lisena Landscaping
(631)424-8013
10120 99th Street
Ozone Park, NY
Country Club Florist Inc
(516)671-2504
187 Glen Cove Avenue
Sea Cliff, NY
Data Provided by:
  

Provided By:

Source: REPLACEMENT CONTRACTOR Magazine
Publication date: September 1, 2005

By Carl Sperry

Like all siding materials, fiber cement has a learning curve. With a few simple steps, however, you can achieve excellent results on a consistent basis. Here are the biggest mistakes to avoid:

Improper fastening. By far the most common error. Most manufacturers recommend setting your nails flush with the surface of the piece and snug to the wall. “I've seen brand new, blind-nailed sided houses where you could pull the siding off with two fingers,” says Mark Parlee, owner of Parlee Builders, in Des Moines, Iowa. Eliminate this by using the proper nail gun; that is, one with a depth-of-drive adjustment. Turning down the compression will also help, but it may not be enough. Another option is to hand-nail or screw the pieces on. Both will increase labor burden but help you avoid this mistake.

Fitting pieces too tightly to trim or to each other. This may seem like a good idea, but it often results in the piece(s) bowing during expansion, causing unsightly waves. It's especially noticeable on long straight walls. Avoid it by leaving a 1/16- to 1/8-inch gap where the siding butts the trim and apply high-quality sealant to the gap. This will allow the siding to expand and contract without bowing.

Not nailing on the studs. A huge no-no. Fiber-cement siding is heavy (2.2 pounds per foot). Not hitting the studs is a recipe for disaster in high-wind areas.

Click here to read full article from Replacement Contractor