Handling Siding Materials Floral Park 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
Kreye Emil & Son Inc
(516)483-2348
125 Albemarle Avenue
Hempstead, NY
Tardio Landscaping
(914)698-7227
1320 Stoneybrook Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY
Angels Pet & Plant Sitting
(212)665-8747
278 W 113
New York, NY
Windy Farm Garden Center
(718)543-0912
330 Mc Lean Ave
Yonkers, NY
Alure Home Improvements
1999 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
Double A-One GENL Contracting
(718)762-9740
1535 128th Street
College Point, NY
American Wholesale Nurseries Inc
(631)673-2800
565 North Service Road
Huntington Station, NY
87 St Florist Inc
(212)996-2111
100 East 87th Street
New York, NY
Jimenez Landscaping & Home Improvement
(516)747-7470
16 Plymouth Av
Mineola, 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
- Exterior Products Floral Park NY
Even with surging interest in green building and sustainability, new construction and renovation projects continue to deplete vast quantities of resources. Remodeling, in particular, is a double-edged sword--the new house consumes materials, the demolition of the old structure generates debris.
- Home Siding Tips Floral Park NY
- Forklift Maintenance Tips Floral Park NY
- Exterior Siding Products Floral Park NY
- Growing Your Business Floral Park NY
- Fan-Fold Foam Board Floral Park NY
- Innovative Products for Home Remodeling Projects Floral Park NY
- Heavy Lifters Floral Park NY
- Home Exterior Products Floral Park NY
- Flashing in Siding Installations Floral Park NY