You can install Windsor panels easily using tools found in almost everyone's toolbox. To complete your project you will at least need these basic tools:
The panels can be used on any flat surface, indoors or outdoors, including installing them over brick or concrete.
1.) Attaching the Starter Strip
Determine the height above ground the bottom of the panels should be. Measure up 2 ¾ from this point and strike a level line.
If using Random Rock Panels, measure up 3" from where you want the bottom of panels to be and strike a level line.
Place the top of the starter strip on the line.
2.) Starter Strip Attachment
Place screws through the strip into substrate every 16". Be sure to leave room for corner accessories.
3.) Panel Attachment
Starting from the left, take a full panel and attach the bottom tongue into the starter strip groove. Slide the panel behind the Door Trim.
4.) Screwing the Panel to the Wall
Using the screw guide points, screw into the substrate every 16", with a minimum of 4 screws per panel.
5.) Cutting the Panel
Measure the length of the final piece from the edge of the grout line to extend 1” inside the accessory piece.
Cutting a panel to length is easy with any type of saw. No special blades are required.
6.) Finishing the Run
Slide the final piece down onto the starter strip, then snug it in behind the accessory piece.
Finally, slide the panel back to the left until the ship lap sides are joined
7.) Starting the Second Run
Staggering the panels helps keep any joint lines from standing out.
Begin the second run from the left with a portion of a panel. Use the fall off from the previous run if possible.
Slide the panel down over the bottom row tongue. Then slide the panel left behind the trim piece. Screw in place as before.
8.) Finishing the Second Run
Measure the space left to end the run and cut a panel to length, remembering to allow for 1" behind the accessory piece.
9.) Attaching the Top Row
Slide down over bottom row and attach with screws as previously described
10.) The Final Look
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.