Installing Windsor Ledgers

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Tools and Supplies You'll Need

  1. Construction Adhesive/Glue - we recommend either PL® Premium Construction Adhesive, PL® Premium Advanced 3X Construction Adhesive which has 3x faster bonding), or Great Stuff Pro.
  2. Caulking gun for applying the Adhesive/Glue.
  3. A saw for cutting panels at 15° angle – a circular saw, jig saw, band saw, or table saw, it is your preference. Any woodcutting blade used with these saws work great and cut smooth and easy.
  4. Screws
  5. Screwdriver or Screw gun with the appropriate tip for the screws being used.
  6. Tape Measure
  7. Level
  8. Sand Paper
  9. Aluminum or Flashing


1.) Attaching Accessories

Windsor Faux Panels® are designed to work with accessory pieces. Accessory pieces make the job go smoother with professional results. With accessories, there are no exposed edges and no caulking required.

2.) Adding a Ledger

The Ledger Piece makes an ideal transition to other materials. In this application, the ledger will go directly over the top row tongue.

First, measure the total length of ledger required.

3.) Measure and Cut the Ledger

It is important to end both sides of the wall with finished ledger ends.

It is best to take the total length, and cut equal amounts from the center of the wall. This allows a tight union between the pieces and finished edges on each side.

Measure and cut each ledger for a center union. Cut each end square for a good fit.

4.) Attaching the Ledger to the Wall

Toe Screw the Ledger to the underlying Substrate, with screws placed minimum 16" apart.

Additional gluing is recommended. Before gluing, lightly sand the ledger gluing surface for better bonding.

5.) Fit and Transition

Interior applications do not require any flashing.

Transitional materials fit flush onto the ledger, covering the screws for a professional finish.

6.) Exterior Flashing

Exterior applications require flashing for moisture control.

The flashing covers the screw attachments for professional results.

7.) The Final Look

Important Info...

MAKE SURE to observe and obey all safety rules and recommendations set forth by tool manufacturers and local, state, and federal authorities for any building project including all applicable building codes.