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Vinyl Siding InstallationStarter StripThe Starter Strip must be straight, horizontal surface and tune up at the corners as this will determine whetherthe boards will agate line up on corresponding walls. Check the whole build up to ascertain at whichlevel the siding will be started. bill the width of the starter strip from the lowest point. Thiswill be the level at which the chalk line will be set to mark the top edge of the starter strip.Lowest CornerUsing a water degree, establish the corresponding sharpen at the other end of the wall marking it withthe methamphetamine line then fix the newcomer strip. Repeat this on all early walls ensuring all corners matchup and the last tune matches the inaugural line. When fixing the starter strip it should be stoppedshort of all corners to allow fix of the corner position. approximately 75 to 100 millimeters isacceptable.Lowest CornerAlternative MethodIf the house is out of floor more than can be compensated for by the starter clean width, sometimes it is allow to set the starter strip parallel to the existing wall horizontal surface. The argue forthis is if the rampart acme is consistent and the buttocks board is cut with a candle to start off with, then the windows which will have drooped with the wall will not be parallel to the siding and thetop display panel will besides need to be cut on a sharpen thus making the solid wall expect crooked as it is. Ifit is done twin to existing, the sag will not be particularly noticeable and will be much morepleasing to the eye. VPI Building Products 2009VPI Vinyl Cladding Installation Guide9 UndersillUndersill is to be nailed at 200 millimeter on slot centers. For all non-insulated sidings.J ChannelJ Channel is to be nailed at 300 millimeter intervals on time slot centers.Non Insulated SidingsTo be nailed at 450 millimeters on the center of the nailing slots.D4Armour BoardD5Insulated SidingTo be nailed at 450 millimeters on the centre of the complete slots. Foam is to be cut spinal column 50millimeter on the overlapping board.D4 I258D4 I10VPI Vinyl Cladding Installation GuideD5 I25D5 I10 VPI Building Products 2009 CaulkingCaulking is only necessary only in areas where water penetration is possible ( Pipes or other itemsthat occur through the solid vinyl cladding. ) A not harden type preferably the same color as the siding should be used.Do not use vegetable oil based caulking.Caulking is not to be used to fill gaps created by ill fitted components.AccessoriesNOTE : Joins in all accessories with the exception of the starter airstrip must be overlapped.Shaded areas represent portions to be cut away for proper overlapping. Cut outs should be 40millimeters in length with only half of the distance being overlapped ( i.e. : 20 millimeters overlapon a 40 millimeter cut come out of the closet. ) All materials must be nailed as described in application instructions.Starter StripTo be nailed at 200 millimeter intervals on the center of the slot. Do not overlap.I25Starter StripI10 / I15 / I20Starter StripArmourStarter StripOutside Corner PostsOutside Corner Posts are to be nailed at 300 millimeter intervals on slot centers except initialholding nail at centre.OCP 20 VPI Building Products 2009OCP 30VPI Vinyl Cladding Installation Guide7

basic Rules to followThese basic rules will ensure the proper facility of solid vinyl products.1. Fix the facing at 450mm centres maximal. If your studs are at centres greater than 450mm, VPI recommends the function of ply sail fixed to the stud. Cladding is then fixed to the ply.2. Unless indicate otherwise in these instructions, always place the nails in the center of thenailing slot. Never nail directly through the VPI Vinyl Cladding. Never nail besides tightly.3. All VPI Vinyl Cladding accessories should be overlapped except where note differently asshown in the follow section where trims are listed.4. Where boards fit into trims, a 5 millimeter clearance should be left at each goal of the boardfor the convention expansion and compression. If initiation is carried out in high temperaturesconsideration should be by and large given for contraction. See the section on Allowance for “ Expansion and Contraction ” for more detail.5. Ensure all panels are fully interlocked when fastening.NailingNails should have a corrosion tolerant coating with a flat pass of 10 millimeters diameter with a shankthickness of no more than 2 millimeters. They must be long enough to penetrate 25 millimeters intoa hardwood frame or 35 millimeters into a softwood skeletal system. On VPI Vinyl Cladding and accessories, fitnails bet on 150 millimeters from the ends when overlapping. authoritative : facing must not be nailedtightly to wall ; this will restrict expansion as will nailing at the ends of the slots.NoyesREMINDER : DO NOT NAIL AT THE ENDS OF THE SLOTS.6VPI Vinyl Cladding Installation Guide VPI Building Products 2009 readiness of Sub-SurfaceBefore installing the VPI Vinyl Cladding first remove all shutters, toss off pipes, cover moulds andother external obstructions. Nail down all loosen boards and flashings. This prevents any pressurebeing placed on the facing from behind once installed.Remove and replace any damaged stud. Uneven walls should be packed with battening wherenecessary to produce an even surface. This will result in an even, regular coating once cladding isinstalled.Installing VPI Vinyl Cladding over Masonry WallsUsing masonry nails, screws or plugs, install 75mm by 25 millimeter battens over the entire area tobe clad at 450 millimeter centers. Battens should besides be used around all wall perimeters includingwindows, doors, veranda etc. This allows for rigid repair of trims.450mm VPI Building Products 2009VPI Vinyl Cladding Installation Guide5 Examples : We are fitting a control panel to a section of wall that is 5.00 meters length inside the trim.1. The temperature is 20 vitamin c : The calculation for 20 C is 1 millimeter per lineal meter of boardlength plus 10 millimeters. The calculation is:1 millimeter x 5 metres 10 millimeters 15 millimeters.Therefore, we cut the board at 4.985 meters. Fit the board so that there is an equal gapbetween the trim and the board at each end.2. If the temperature was 10 C, then the calculation is:1.5 millimeters x 5 metres 10 millimeters 17.5 millimeters.Therefore, we cut the board at 4.983 meters. Fit the board so that there is an equal gapbetween the clean-cut and the board at each end.3. If the temperature was 30 C, then the calculation is:0.5 millimeters x 5 metres 10 millimeters 12.5 millimeters.Therefore, we cut the board at 4.988 meters. Fit the control panel so that there is an equal gapbetween the trim and the board at each end.4. If the temperature was 40 C, then the calculation is:10mm extra allowanceTherefore, we cut the board at 4.990 meters. Fit the board so that there is an peer gapbetween the trim and the board at each end.Necessary Tools & Equipment Hammer Nails Screws Chalk-Line Ladder Plank4 Tin Snips Tape Measure Utility Knife Carpentry Saw Circular Saw Spirit LevelVPI Vinyl Cladding Installation Guide Water Level Pencil Screw Driver 4 ” Right-Angle Grinder VPI Building Products 2009 Storage & Handling of VPI Vinyl CladdingIt is recommended that both handling and facility is carried out by two people.When in memory, boards must be laid flat in the original promotion directly on level prime out ofthe way of passing dealings and where practical out of send sunlight.When removing the boards from packaging, cut through full length of external packaging and raise out.Before commencing the task – IMPORTANTIt is necessary to compensate for natural horizontal expansion and contraction of the VPIVinyl Cladding. As a general rule expansion can be confined to 1 mm per lineal meter, butread carefully the section on “ Allowance for Expansion & Contraction ” Vertical expansion isinsignificant and need not be compensated for.Allowance for Expansion and ContractionIt is authoritative that allowance is made for the natural expansion and contraction due to theambient temperature variation of VPI Board.As a principle, allow 5 millimeter clearance at each end of the board ( a 10 millimeter total ), but referto the board below for extra allowance ascribable to extreme weather.Length between trimsBoardTrimsTrimsLength of boardHalf of sum clearance – 5mmHalf of sum headroom – 5mmAmbient temperature on Day of FittingTotal Clearance to Allow in Millimeters VPI Building Products 20090 C2.0 mm per lineal meter of board duration 10mm10 C1.5 mm per lineal meter of control panel length 10mm20 C1.0 mm per lineal meter of board length 10mm30 C0.5 mm per lineal meter of control panel duration 10mm40 C0.0 mm per lineal meter of board length 10mmVPI Vinyl Cladding Installation Guide3 VPI Vinyl CladdingDesigned and manufactured in Australia, our products suit both traditional and contemporaryhouse exteriors. Our facing has been subjected to the rigorous physical quiz requirementsand has passed with still. VPI ‘ second boards have been developed hera in Australia to suit Australianhomes.Our products are formulated with careful attention to the UV conditions of the coarse Australianclimate. The extrusion processes we have developed ensure that the color and UV resistanceare reproducible all the way through each merchandise – not precisely limited to the airfoil. These features, presented with clean glossy lines and embossed wood grain surfaces, bring you products thatdeliver years of effective and fashionable good looks with minimal upkeep.All our products come with a complete suite of trims to complement the finished walls. Whetherused for enhancing newfangled sour or upgrade existing homes, the results are durable andeye-catching. We besides provide a factory guarantee on all products, copy available on request.This guarantee gives full ( not pro rata ) protection for ten years. Our facing is lightweight andmost installations take equitable a few days with minimum disturbance. Maintenance is not demanding– a quick wash down from time to time will keep the appearance fresh and attractive. A milddetergent can be used – refer to our care guide for complete information.GLOSS TIMBER LOOKDISTINCTIVE PROFILESAUSTRALIAN MADEUV RESISTANTNO PAINT NEEDED100 % COLOUR DEPTHFLAME RESISTANTROT AND TERMITE PROOFEASY MAINTENANCE2VPI Vinyl Cladding Installation Guide VPI Building Products 2009 VPI Building Products 2009 Vinyl CladdingINSTALLATION GUIDEA BASIC GUIDE TO INSTALLATION PROCEDURES AND GENERAL PRACTICE TIPSIt is necessary to read this information wholly before commencing the job. * The information supplied within is a general guide and does not override any manufacturer ’ sstipulations on detail materials or usage. If you are diffident about any material contained herein, do not hesitate to call VPI Building Products on ( 02 ) 4782 0600 for more detailed information. VPI Building Products 2009 Patios, Entrances or other Variations of Level.At these obstacles starter undress is not appropriate as the part of the board which engages thestarter strip will be cut off. In these cases a ‘ J ’ channel should be used. The ‘ joule ’ will require a packingpiece in the back of it or an undersill, which ever is appropriate to maintain its original profile.Outside Corner PostsMeasure from the peak point on the corner of the house ( i.e. : to the eave flush ) down to thebottom of where the first board will be. This is the length of the corner mail. Begin by nailing atthe peak of the slot, halfway up the post. The rest of the smash must be in the kernel of the slots.If more than one length is required, refer to the section on materials for cutting and overlappinginstructions.NOTE : If you are installing eave linings equally well, these should be done first, so that the wall trimscan be fitted up against them.It is crucial that the outdoor corner posts are installed accurately and squarely to the recess. Itis possible to pull the recess out of form if concern is not taken, resulting in unevenness.Correct10This edge pulled out excessively far – pulling other edgeVPI Vinyl Cladding Installation Guide VPI Building Products 2009 Internal Corner PostsInternal Corner Posts should be finished with two ‘ J ’ channels with caulking between them toprevent water system entrance or alternatively one ‘ J ’ channel with an effective flash behind. “ J “ Channel ‘ J ’ second ’ are to be used as trims around the perimeter of windows and doors, tops of walls andperimeters of gables, meter boxes, verandahs etc. “ J ’ s ” are to be cut in such a room that they are folded for home bends then that they act like awatercourse.Rain can ’ t getin at jointsRain gets inevery joint***NOTE : wooden windows must have their sill hornscut flush with external edge of side architraves. “ J ’ s ” for doors, windows, breeze conditioners, etc., should be cut like this : As you can see these trims will all interlockserving two purposes:1. To make bang-up mitred joins, and2. To help keep water from the window frameBasic predominate : All higher “ J ’ s ” overlap lower “ J ’ s ”. VPI Building Products 2009VPI Vinyl Cladding Installation Guide11

When this shipshape is folded it will overlap the right hand side of itself forming a upwind brim but mostimportantly will conform to the system of overlapping all of the trims ( i.e. : lead piece overlapsbottom nibble ). similarly for steps ; This end is quick to receivetrims to be cut.This end is cook to fit intoalready installed lower “ J “. “ J ” channeling should always be started at the lowest point and ferment up.Undersill ( U/S ) or Finishing TrimU/S is installed inside a “ J ” Channel only. It can be used anywhere there is a longitudinal cut onthe wall boards ( i.e. : over and under doors, windows, meter boxes, verandas, etc ). One of its usesis to hold the siding rigid where it has had to be cut off. BUT most importantly, it is used as afastening system for the top control panel of a wall or under a door or window. The U/S trim should bepositioned so as to maintain the natural visibility of the siding.12VPI Vinyl Cladding Installation Guide VPI Building Products 2009 CrimpU/S trim can besides be used over window s and verandas in the same way.U/S F/T overlaps as shown in the previous section on trim description is for a 40mm cutout with a 20mm overlapSiding PanelsOn the front and back walls, overlaps are to face away from entering pedestrians, to make themless noticeable. On the sidewalls, the overlaps should be facing the raise. In some instances, joins can be concealed behind gateposts, down pipes, sewer vent pipes, pergolas and all thelike. however, where there is no camouflage, overlaps should be either stepped up the wallstarting the first gear step to the rear, or if it is the customer ’ s preference a brick work pattern may beappropriate. VPI Building Products 2009VPI Vinyl Cladding Installation Guide13 Always check overlap ends for neatness before lotion. The overlap cut should be cut out atthe acme of the overlap boards ; the under lap cut out at the bottom of the under lap board.Overlaps must never be stacked upon each other as they rely on the control panel above and the boardbelow to lock them into position.If joins must be stacked, they have to terminate in a “ J ” Channel and begin again from another ( i.e. : back to back “ J ’ s ” ) .Wallboard overlaps should be 35-40mm in a 50mm cut out.ApplicationNo board should be cut less than 1000mm where it is used to make up the broad length of a walllonger than the full board length ( i.e. : If a wall is 8.5m long, don ’ metric ton use 8m .5m, use 7.5m 1000or 7m 1500mm etc ) .The beginning control panel is engaged into the starter denude and the corners or J channels and nailed in thecentre of the board. Nail both way at 450mm centers ( i.e. : stud spacings ) .Ensure that the siding is not nailed therefore tightly to the wall as to prevent its natural expansion. Alsothat the 5mm has been observed at the ends of the control panel for the lapp reason. ( See incision “ Allowance for expansion and contraction ” ) .EXPANSION ALLOWANCERemember : Always allow for expansion.REMINDER : DO NOT NAIL AT THE ENDS OF THE SLOTS.Armour BoardWhen fitting Armour Board joiners, the joiner should beinserted against the end of the fitted board, and the correctallowance made for expansion and compression whencutting the following dining table. Do not fit the control panel with besides muchclearance, otherwise the joiner may fall out.ALLOWANCE FOR EXPANSION14VPI Vinyl Cladding Installation Guide VPI Building Products 2009 Windows and Doors – ( Chamfer & I10 Board ) To fit the siding under obstructions such as windows, doors, meter boxes and the like, measurefrom the bottom of the interlock plunder. At the death broad panel of siding, add Xmm to this distance toallow the panels top edge to engage the under sill trim.XmmAllow 5mm expansions onboth sides of window.DistanceCrimp every 200mmAlternative method acting for checking cut out width of circuit board is to use a rubbish piece and then takingthe measurement from the marked piece.Use the snap lock punch ( curler ) to perforate the pare boundary of the siding empanel at 200mmintervals. Ensure the punch ears are facing forward so they will engage in the under-sill trim.Lock the peak boundary of the trimmed board into the under-sill trim guarantee at the same time that itis engaging the locking brim of the board below.The snap lock punch ( curler ) must be used on all upward lock. Shell and 110 boards when atrimmed empanel is engaged in an under-sill trim.To fit siding over the top of a window or door, etc. cut the bottom section of the empanel ( leavingclearance for expansion/contraction ) so that the trimmed edge engages in full in the under-sill or “ J ” .Windows and Doors ( D5 I25 & Armour Board ) Under-sill may be required for Armour Board. Fit as for I10 above. No under-sill pare is required for I25board, because of its back and its fasten system, besides the measurements are taken differently.When cut to size this dialog box will sit as the above to complete its initiation. An up push hitwith your hand, on the bottom edge of the board starting at one end and traveling along as itsnaps in, is the choose method. VPI Building Products 2009VPI Vinyl Cladding Installation Guide15 alternatively a scrappiece may be usedas a gauge.Distance 10mm10mmNOTE : The top edge of the board must first be placed in position.Certain instances, where the clear board finishes at its thinnest point, the back boldness of the J30must be packed to ensure that the top board will not be loose when installed.Note : A 2 separate J may be used at the top of walls.Top of Wall FinishSiding is measured and finished murder at the top of the wall in precisely the same fashion as under awindow or doorway for each of the isolate or non-insulated types.In some ineluctable instances you will observe a submit or a sag in the eave argumentation that can not bepractically remedied. To cut the board accurately, you should mark the wall at 1000mm intervalsand measure the stature at each interval.012345end0 150 1 140 2 130 3 130 4 140 5 160 end 16516VPI Vinyl Cladding Installation Guide VPI Building Products 2009 Finishing GablesTrim the gables around the circumference and cut the boards on the discipline angle allowing expansionand fasten as per wall facing. In instances where fasten is limited, the gable may need to bebattened.Full Board Height0mm670mm1350mm2020mmBoard height should be checked first to find the point of intersection with the ‘ J ’ channel, Thesepoints are then marked as a quantify along the lead border of the already installed board. Thiswill show the stature at start or 0 millimeter, length as 0mm. The point of intersection ( i.e. : boards fullheights ) as 670mm. The point it meets the ‘ J ’ again as 1350 millimeter and the point it finishes at 0mmhigh as 2020mm. Check the expansion space on every board before fixing.EavesTo be fastened at 450mm intervals.For eave applications on houses with enclosed overhangs, originate by installing the J channel ateither side then cutting board with an allowance for expansion.RafterFasciaJJJFor lotion on buildings with open rafter structure, the wall must have a batten installedfor the joule channel fasten and the eave lining fastener. An intermediate collar batting will beneeded if the overhang exceeds 450mm. VPI Building Products 2009VPI Vinyl Cladding Installation Guide17 For eave installations with a new fascia cover, the outside J can be deleted. however, the insideeave J should be installed as a water proofing agent. The top wall J should be sealed against theinside eave J.New FasciaCoverJJTo miter eave linings, install back to back “ J ” channels and cut out eave linings to suit.Important NotesNAILS : The size of the nail down head is identical significant, as a “ fitted ” board can be unwittingly liftedoff its complete when installing the control panel, if a smash with besides small a head is used. minimum headdiameter 8mm, minimum hardwood human body penetration is 25mm, minimal softwood framepenetration is 35mm, therefore character cement ( fibro ) over hardwood house would need a 30 ten 2.8mmgal clout nail. And a fibro over softwood needs a 40mm gal pull. A clapboard over hardwoodwould require a 45-50mm gal clout nail min.Obviously compact weatherboards need longer nails.STUD line up : On home corners of house walls, some eave applications, and around doors, windows, meter boxes etc, you will be ineffective to get fixing onto scantling. In these instancessatisfactory fastener can be obtained by using the wallboard cheat with a clitoris or dogsled drumhead. Becareful not to tighten the screw so that is restricts expansion.NO SLOTS : Where you are unable to match the trim-nailing slot with a stud, you should use aslot-punching tool to facilitate such. Do not nail immediately through trim.HOLES : When cutting holes to accommodate plumb that remains on the wall, the swerve that ismade to enable the board to go over the pipe should be hidden ampere well as it can behind the pipe, other wise the cut should be made vertically downwards. If the hole is near the board at the end, a cut can be made along the under side of the step.18VPI Vinyl Cladding Installation Guide VPI Building Products 2009

Where a rampart must have joins and thereare pipes coming through the rampart, a joincan be made at the pipe.WAVERING eaves : quite frequently eaves can waver up and down ; these can be straightened outusually by installing eave J15 on a straight line preferably than following the existing waver.CUTTING : extreme caution should be exercised when cutting siding with ability tools, becauseof its light weight. Cutting should be done with the sword installed back to front ; differently thesiding may throw off dangerous fragments.Use plywood cutting blade or similar.Extreme caution must be exercised to stop the blade from “ running on ” on the board. *******ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION******LIGHTS AND DOORBELLS : When fitting lights andother fixtures over cladding it is sometimes necessaryto gang behind the facing to prevent break down of theprofile. besides slot holes laterally and do not over-tightenfittings as to prevent expansion and contraction.TRIMS : The recess in an OCP and a ‘ J ’ distribution channel are thesame width. This creates a difficulty with intersectingthem. The most appropriate room is not to fasten thetop and the bottom 450mm of the OCP until the ‘ J ’ is inserted both flanges of the ‘ J ’ behind the flangesof the OCP. When the ‘ J ’ is positioned accurately thecorner may then be manipulated to sit correctly andnot flare at clear or bottom. VPI Building Products 2009VPI Vinyl Cladding Installation Guide19 table of ComponentsD5 I10D5 CHV5D4 / D5 ExtecD5 I15D4 I10D5 I20D5 I25D4 CP20Starter FlatStarter FlatStarter FlatStarter InsulStarter ArmourUnder-sillUnder-sillUnder-sill2 Part J2 Part J2 Part JJoiner & Under-sill2 Part J2 Part JVPI Building ProductsPO Box 485 ( 25 Whitton Street ) Katoomba NSW 2780Telephone : 1300 844 202 fax : ( 02 ) 4782 0699Email : [ electronic mail protected ] & E Co Pty Ltd t/a ABN 31 001 355 817 ACN 001 355 817 VPI Building Products 2009 VPI Vinyl Cladding Installation Guide 9 Vinyl Siding Installation STARTER STRIP The Starter Strip must be straight, level and tune improving at the corners as this will determine whether the boards will line

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