Installing Novi Trim Plus

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Tools and Supplies You'll Need

  1. Nails or Screws
  2. Hammer, Screwdriver or Screw gun with the appropriate tip for the screws being used.
  3. Snips or Saw for cutting siding (we recommend using a circular saw with a finishing blade.)
  4. Drill
  5. Tape Measure
  6. Level
  7. Aluminum or Flashing

Directions:

CAUTION: Remember that polymer undergoes expansion/contraction due to variations in temperature. The following instructions will allow for the expansion/contraction of the material.

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General Information:

1.) Locate where you want to install Novi Trim Plus and make sure you have nailing in these locations. If installed on a furred wall, make sure to install furring on the nailing locations.

Insert the End Cap piece into your siding trim as shown.

2.) When assembling an End Cap with a Novi Trim Plus Top, insert Top hook into the End Cap. In some cases it may be necessary to stick the End Cap to the Novi Trim Plus Top. To do this, use a based solvent thermoplastic sealant (e.g. Flextra).

Depending on the panel shape, a portion of the End Cap may need to be cut.

3.) It may also be necessary to notch the Novi Trim Plus End Cap according to the panel’s shape

The Fixation piece of the siding trim is used as a transition and to hold lengths in place.

4.) When assembling a Fixation with a Novi Trim Plus Top, insert Top hook into the Fixation. It is standard to hear a little “click” and feel a slight restriction during insertion.

Inside the corner trim should be an End Cap attached to the interior.

5.) On disposal of Novi Trim Plus packaging, remove the End Cap pasted inside the Novi Trim Plus Top. It is also possible to remove the Fixation of the Novi Trim Plus Top. Fixations and End Caps can be inserted at both ends of the Novi Trim Plus Top as needed.


Installation at the End of a Wall:

Notch your End Cap, position as shown and install a row of siding panels.

1.) Nail a Novi Trim Plus End Cap at the lowest point of the structure and at 1/8" (0,32cm) from the edge of the wall, take into account the thickness of the adjacent wall siding. If necessary, notch the End Cap before nailing in place.

2.) Install a row of siding. Leave a gap of 1/4” (0,64cm) between the siding and the End Cap.

Insert a Fixation into the corner trim Top and attach to previously installed End Cap.

3.) Insert a Fixation into a Novi Trim Plus Top. Engage the assembly into the End Cap at the bottom of the wall and nail Fixation, make sure to align with the adjacent wall.

The last section of your corner trim may need to be cut to fit correctly.

4.) Repeat steps 2 and 3 up to the last row at the top of the wall. It may be necessary to locally trim the edge of Novi Trim Plus Tops for a nicer fit with the panels.

For more information, check the steps for installing siding trim as a wall termination.

5.) For the last section of Novi Trim Plus, install an End Cap before installing the last row of siding. If necessary, notch the End Cap before nailing in place. Then install the last row of siding and finally, insert the last Novi Trim Plus Top in the last Fixation and stick it on the End Cap.

Note: You may install a complete set of Novi Trim Plus before installing the siding.


Installation as an Outside Corner:

  1. If using Novi Trim Plus as an outside corner, make sure to "flash" appropriately before installing End Caps and Fixations.
  2. Install one side of the Novi Trim Plus (End Caps & Fixations) so it protrudes from 1/2" from the corner of the wall. This will give a clean transition to the adjacent trim when installed.
  3. Caulk as necessary with clear caulk at the joint of the two Novi Trim Plus corner sections (where they meet at the corner) for a finished look and a weatherproof seal.

Installation of an Inside Corner:

Proper placement of corner trim will ensure the best look possible for your design.

1.) Follow steps 1 through 4 of the section “Installation at the End of a Wall” but by referring to the inside corner instead of the adjacent wall.

Correct placement of End Caps is important when installing as door or window trim.

2.) Then, nail the first End Cap at the bottom of the second wall at a distance of 1/8" (0,32cm) from the Novi Trim Plus of the adjacent wall (Figure E). If necessary, notch the End Cap before nailing in place..

3.) Continue the installation on this side of the corner as mentioned in Steps 2, 3, and 4 of “Installation at the End of a Wall” by ensuring to push the Novi Trim Plus against the adjacent wall trims.

Note: You also may install a complete set of Novi Trim Plus before installing the siding.


Installation around Windows and Doors:

As window trim, you may need to plan cuts to get all trim to line up for the best look.

1.) Install End Caps at all window/door corners. Make sure to leave a 1/8" (0,32cm) space between window/door frame and parts. If necessary, notch the End Cap before nailing in place.

2.) For installation around window, it is recommended to measure the height of the window frame and spread the cuts of the first and last Novi Trim Plus Top to center the Novi Trim Plus with the frame. Make sure to cut the vertical trims flush with the frame.

Keep trim flush to the window by pushing towards the frame before nailing Fixation pieces.

3.) Insert a Fixation into the first Top previously cut if needed. Stick the assembly on the lower End Cap beside the window and nail the Fixation by ensuring to push it against the window's frame.

4.) Install End Caps at all window/door corners. Make sure to leave a 1/8" (0,32cm) space between window/door frame and parts. If necessary, notch the End Cap before nailing in place.

Insert the last Top, previously cut if needed, in the previous Fixation and stick it on the upper End Cap beside the window/door. Repeat steps 3 to 5 for the other side of the window/door.

The horizontal sections of window trim should be put flush with the sides of vertical trim.

5.) Repeat steps 2 to 5 for the bottom and the top of the window/door. Make sure to put horizontal trims flush with the side of vertical trims. Continue the installation of siding and make sure to leave a 1/4" (0,64cm) space between the Novi Trim Plus and the siding.

Cutting unused End Caps to be fit in horizontal trim will give it a finished look.

6.) Note: For the best appearance, cut an End Cap at the same width as the small lip of Novi Trim Plus Top and stick it at the end of horizontal trims

Note: You may also install a complete set of Novi Trim Plus before installing the siding.


Installation Under a Soffit:

Install siding trim below the soffit to keep siding looking great and to protect the soffit.

1.) Before installing the last siding row, nail a Novi Trim Plus End Cap at the left end of the wall at a distance of 1/8" (0,32cm) from the soffit. Make sure to press the back of the End Cap on the Novi Trim Plus previously installed at the vertical. If necessary, notch the End Cap before nailing in place.

2.) Insert a Fixation into a Top Novi Trim Plus. Engage the assembly into the End Cap and nail Fixation, make sure to push against the soffit. Repeat this step until the opposite of the wall is reached.

The final Novi Trim Plus piece may need to be cut to size to fit properly into place.

3.) For the last section of Novi Trim Plus, install at first an End Cap at the right end of the wall. Make sure to press the back of the End Cap on the Novi Trim Plus previously installed at the vertical. If necessary, notch the End Cap before nailing in place. Then insert the last Novi Trim Plus Top in the last Fixation and stick it on the End Cap. Finally, install the last row of siding by leaving a gap of 1/4" (0,64cm) between the Novi Trim Plus and panels. It may be necessary to locally trim the edge of the Novi Trim Plus Tops for a nicer fit with panels.


Horizontal Installation at Mid Height off a Wall:

Install siding trim at the desired height before adding on the siding panels.

1.) At the desired height, install Novi Trim Plus before installing the siding. First, nail a Novi Trim Plus End Cap at the left end of the wall. Make sure to put the back of the End Cap flush with the end of the wall, take into account the thickness of the adjacent wall siding.

Measure the wall length and spread the cut of the first and last trim for the best look.

2.) Measure the length of the wall and spread the cut of the first and last Novi Trim Plus Top to center the Novi Trim Plus on the wall length. Insert a Fixation into the first Top Novi Trim Plus previously cut if needed. Engage the assembly into the End Cap, stick it if needed and nail Fixation, making sure everything is level.

3.) Repeat the last step by inserting another complete Top and Fixation assembly into the previous Fixation and nail it. Repeat this until the opposite wall is reached.

Place the final End Cap in line with the rest and install the last Top piece.

4.) For the last section of Novi Trim Plus, install at first an End Cap at the right end of the wall. Make sure to press the back of the End Cap on Novi Trim Plus previously installed at the vertical. If necessary, notch the End Cap before nailing in place. Then insert the last Novi Trim Plus Top in the last Fixation and stick it on the End Cap.

Once the wall terminations and mid-height siding trim are installed, add your siding panels.

5.) Finally, repeat the installation of vertical Novi Trim Plus and the siding as specified in the installation steps found in the section titled "Installation at the End of Walls". Make sure to leave a gap of 1/4" (0,64cm) between the siding and Novi Trim Plus.



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