1.) Install a starter strip at the lowest point of the structure. Please make sure that it is level. Fasten the strip every 12"
We recommend a galvanized roofing nail whose length will penetrate into the wood framing member by 1 ½". Please consider thickness of sheathing when determining length of galvanized roof nail.
F for masonry fastening, use a self drilling pan head dia. 3/16" (ex. tapcon fasteners) which must penetrate 1" into masonry. Consider thickness of insulating material applied over masonry when determining length of fastener.
2.) At each wall vertical extremity, install corner base A. Leave about 1/2" between the corner base A and the starter strip B (see figure 2a). If only one wall section is being done, finish off with vertical J-Trim.
Always work on your siding installation from left to right and from the lowest point upwards. Cut in a straight line at the left extremity of the faux brick. We strongly recommend that the length of the wall is considered when you proceed with your first cut so that you are not left with only a small panels of the wall left to cover. Insert the panel on the starter strip and make sure that all the hooks on the bottom of the panel are in place. Slide on the corner base and leave 3/16" of space to allow the panel to expand. Fasten at least five different places on the fastening channel hole. Make sure to leave a 1/32" space between the fastener and the siding. When each panel is in the correct position, fasten at the center hole to allow an equal expansion/ retraction on each side (see figure 2c)
Note: In the case of a panel that has been cut, a new center point must be created by piercing a 3/16" hole at the same height as the oblong fastening holes.
3.) Continue the siding installation by securing the panel hooks on the first row, located at the bottom horizontal edge of the panel (see figure 3a) to the starter strip and sliding it over the preceding one.
Important: On the top right corner of the faux brick panel, you will find a temperature line guide for expansion/contraction. This shows you how much space you must leave between the panels depending on the exterior temperature at installation.
4.) Before proceeding with the next row of faux brick panels, please make sure that the height of the corner is the same as the height of the panel. Make sure that the mortar line matches the brick. Snap the corners on the base when all the rows are done.
5.) Install the next corner base by sliding it until it is supported by the lower corner base. Proceed with this row and the following rows by repeating steps 3 to 6. Make sure that the height of each corner coincides with the height of its corresponding row.
It is suggested that you complete 1 wall before starting a new wall. To avoid a vertical panel seam in the same spot from one horizontal row to another, start the next row 8" from the starting point of the previous row. Stagger vertical seams or panel joints every other row.
6.) When all the walls are done, clip the faux brick corner facade on the corner bases.
When using J channels (example: for window contours) always make sure to leave a space of 3/16" between the channel and the panel.