Handling Siding Materials East Meadow 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
Anthony Michael Landscaping
(631)368-4097
10 Magenta Lane
East Northport, NY
A C M Basement Waterproofing
(631)581-0600
121 Freeman Avenue
Islip, NY
Mike Pasqua Landscaping
(914)632-4702
20 8 St
New Rochelle, NY
Xanadu Landscapes Development Corporation
(516)568-0661
285 North Central Avenue
Valley Stream, NY
Alure Home Improvements
1999 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
R S Landscape
(631)436-7163
288 East Suffolk Avenue
Central Islip, NY
Phil-Amy Florist
(516)825-1063
704 Dogwood Avenue
Franklin Square, NY
V & H Landscaping
(631)293-5978
426 South Service Road
Melville, NY
Acoustic Achievements
(516)349-1417
88 Sunnyside Boulevard Suite 108
Plainview, 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
- Forklift Maintenance Tips East Meadow NY
Forklifts play a key role in handling a variety of materials and products. To keep them operating dependably and at peak efficiency, it is important to keep them properly maintained.1. When servicing a forklift, choose a clean work area. Before starting inspection and repair, shut down the engine and release all hydraulic pressure.
- Heavy Lifters East Meadow NY
- Flashing in Siding Installations East Meadow NY
- Home Siding Tips East Meadow NY
- Fan-Fold Foam Board East Meadow NY
- Growing Your Business East Meadow NY
- Home Exterior Products East Meadow NY
- Exterior Products East Meadow NY
- Exterior Siding Products East Meadow NY
- Innovative Products for Home Remodeling Projects East Meadow NY