Handling Siding Materials College Point 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

SilverLining Interiors, Inc.
2091 Broadway, third floor
New York, NY
De Palma Landscaping
(516)942-0266
213 Park Avenue
Bethpage, NY
Fulton Flower Supplies Inc
(914)668-5400
301 South Fulton Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY
Minchou Trading Inc
(212)924-5768
795 Avenue Of The Americas
New York, NY
Imbriani Felice Landscaping
(718)979-4167
45 Cooper Av
Staten Island, NY
Alure Home Improvements
1999 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
Paragon Installers, LLC
556 N. Route 17
Paramus, NJ
Harrison Flower Mart
(914)835-0369
279 Halstead Avenue
Harrison, NY
Reyes Jeronimo Landscaping
(516)922-2108
61 Larrabee Avenue
Oyster Bay, NY
Wolf Creek Limited
(212)475-4785
72 Irving Place
New York, 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

Related Articles
- Home Exterior Products College Point NY
The Distinction Doors Signature Series of fiberglass entry doors has been expanded with the Rustic Collection. The Southwestern-style doors use the manufacturer's Hydroshield Technology to protect against moisture and water damage and prevent rotting and rusting.
- Fan-Fold Foam Board College Point NY
- Exterior Siding Products College Point NY
- Innovative Products for Home Remodeling Projects College Point NY
- Exterior Products College Point NY
- Growing Your Business College Point NY
- Flashing in Siding Installations College Point NY
- Heavy Lifters College Point NY
- Home Siding Tips College Point NY
- Forklift Maintenance Tips College Point NY