Installing Horizontal Siding

Start by making a simple cutting table—usually a 2x4 frame with a fence and enough space directly behind the cutting area stack the siding.

Start by making a simple cutting table—usually a 2x4 frame with a fence and enough space directly behind the cutting area stack the siding.

Pieces can be gang cut to the same length with a circular saw.

Mark the location of every framing member on the WRB using a permanent marker.

Install the starter strip.

For a fixed reveal, use siding gauges to set the course spacing.

Flash butt joints with a card made from aluminum coilstock.

Although most siding can be notched on the ground, fiber-cement should be notched by the installer to minimize breakage during handling.

Install starter strips to support the siding above windows.

Aluminum coil stock painted to match the siding is a good flashing.

Caulk vertical seams, aiming for a bead that has a slightly concave shape when viewed in cross section.

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