Fiber Cement Board For Ceiling
fiber cement board for ceiling * Installation procedures are similar to those for wood siding, but require specialized cutting blades and safety precautions because of the dust produced during cutting with power tools. Manufacturer?s installation recommendations should be strictly adhered to, and particular attention paid to the painting and finishing recommendations for a high-quality installation. * Always seal field-cut ends according to the manufacturer's instructions. Properly gap the intersection between siding edges and other building components and fill the gap with sealant. * Always consult and follow the manufacturer's installation requirements for the needed wind speed rating or design pressure (refer to the manufacturer's building code compliance evaluation report). Observe the manufacturer's fastener specifications, including fastener type and size, spacing, and penetration requirements. Do not over drive or under drive. * At gable end walls, it is recommended that fiber cement siding be installed over wood sheathing rather than over plastic foam sheathing. * Keep blind nails between 3/4 and 1-inch from the top edge of the panel . Be sure to drive nails at least 3/8 inch from butt ends, or use manufacturer-specified joiners. * Face nailing instead of blind nailing is recommended where the basic (design) wind speed is 100mph or greater. If the local building code or manufacturer specifies face nailing at a lower wind speed, install accordingly. * Do not leave the underside of the first course exposed or extending beyond the underlying material .Consider the use of a trim board to close off the underside of the first course. Siding Maintenance For all siding products, it is very important to periodically inspect and maintain the product especially in a coastal environment. This includes recoating on a scheduled maintenance plan that is necessary according to the manufacturer's instructions and a periodic check of the sealant to ensure its durability. Check the sealant for its proper resiliency and that it is still in place. Sealant should be replaced before it reaches the end of its service life.