Note: These instructions show one type of siding installation. Methods other than the ones shown may be used at the risk of the installer.
Basic Rules for Siding Installation:
Preparing Wall Surfaces:
The manufactured home sidings should be installed over plywood, or a wood composite solid sheathing; not less than 7/16 inch thickness should be used to provide an even substrate (see ASTM/VSI installations standards). The use of house wrap is recommended behind York panels, and required by the IRC and IBC.
In order to maintain the wind load resistance, the wood framing materials should meet all local building codes for exterior structural lumber and the fasteners for attaching York panels to framing materials should be corrosion-resistant nails having a minimum 3/8 inch diameter (9.5mm) head and 1/8 inch diameter (3.2mm) smooth shanks, and should be long enough to penetrate framing members by a minimum of 3/4 inch (19mm). Nails should be installed through the center of the nailing slots, every 10 inches. Do not nail tightly and do not face nail.
Installing the First Course:
Finishing a Course:
Finishing at the Eave and Under a Window:
A. Install a 1 inch J-Channel across the top of the wall, then install a piece of utility trim inside the J-channel (this will be used as a spacer). Take the last course of manufactured home siding and then, using your snap lock punch tool, penetrate the siding (Figure 6) and then lock into place.
B. Install a shim into the J-Channel to create tension on the panel and hold the face of the panel in the J-Channel if necessary.
Be sure to follow and obey all safety rules and recommendations set forth by tool manufacturers.
Always follow any, and all, local, state, and federal building codes. Always comply with any specified clearances set forth by the manufactures of stoves, fireplaces, furnaces, and any other heat sources, as well.